22 November 2019

ITN: An ITN project is close to the end and has unused amount from the Institutional Costs category. How should they use the money? Do they need to return it?

The use of institutional costs should help the consortium implement the action by covering all research expenses, training and networking activities foreseen in the Description of Action (Annex 1 of the grant agreement) for the benefit of the recruited researchers. In order to achieve the said objectives and whenever there is unusued budget from this category, there is some flexibility as regards its use (redistributions of institutional costs within the consortium are allowed, unused amounts can be used to increase the salary of a researcher or organize additional trainings, etc.). In case of doubts or questions, contact the project officer.