14 November 2022

ITN: A university had to use a small amount from the Β1. Research, Training & Networking costs category to top up the payment of a researcher. Is there a chance that the researcher cannot prove their dedication to the project in the case of audit?

It is allowed to use an unspent part of the institutional costs to complete the fellow’s salary (but not the opposite). Still, this should not prevent from implementing the project as planned. In case of an audit, it will be checked if the fellows were eligible, that they received the total amount of “researcher’s costs” (living, mobility and family allowances, if relevant), that the recruitment and hosting conditions were appropriate, and that the project was implemented as planned.