The MSCA explained by your National Contact Points
ITN: How is the budget calculated taking into account the family allowance for fellows?
The calculations in the application form assume that 50% of recruited
ESRs on ITNs will be eligible for the family allowance. According to the
Commission, normally only ~15% of recruited ESRs are ultimately eligible for
the family allowance and, therefore, they have not yet had a scenario where the
maximum grant amount has had to be inflated to cover this, though they said
they would of course consider doing so if it were to be the case for a project.
Presumably this suggests that most ITN projects end up coming in
slightly under the maximum grant amount as not all of the family allowance will