IF: How long can the start of an IF project be postponed?

For MSCA-IF, the rules on the action starting date are in principle the same as in the General MGA (see Article 3 H2020 General MGA).
However, the MSCA-IF MGA provides for an additional option, where the actual starting date must be notified by the beneficiary (i.e. is not set by the Agency, but depends on the beneficiary).
In this case, there will be a maximum deadline for notification set out in Article 3 for both starting the action and notifying this to the Agency (normally 12 months from the entry into force of the GA).

If the "fixed starting date" option is chosen, the start date cannot be later than 2 years after the call deadline.