COMMISSION ADOPTS NEW RULES FOR FUNDING SALARIES IN H2020 GRANTS

Often criticised as a source of unfair treatment for some of the EU28’s researchers, the Commission has recently adjusted the salary concept in the H2020 Model Grant Agreement. According to a new, broader definition, some of the top-up bonuses that researchers previously received as additional remuneration will now be treated as part of their basic salary, to the level that they would receive when working on nationally-funded projects.

Before this change, Horizon 2020 provisions had some unintended side effects on researchers in some countries with a low basic salary, whose pay in nationally funded projects is improved with larger bonuses.  The new measures will apply retroactively to all on-going Horizon 2020 grants.

Read more at http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=newsalert&year=2017&na=na-270217

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