Q: The MSCA WP states, on page 51, a table showing budget. Underneath, it says that these unit costs will be subject to a co-funding rate of 50%. For the Doctoral scheme, researcher unit-cost of € 3,710/month, and the institutional unit cost of € 650/month.
Does the EC pay half of both? Why would they specify an amount, when it is clear that the costs for the institution will be higher than this?
A. : The institution pays the researcher whatever have been proposed, subject to the lower limits set on page 52. The EC then pay half of € 3710/month, plus half of € 650/month.
The numbers come from the ITN/IF tables on the previous page:
For the Doctoral Scheme, If you add the ITN living allowance to the ITN mobility allowance you get € 3,710/month,
For the Postdoctoral scheme, the IF living allowance + the IF mobility allowance sum up to € 5,250/month.
As for the COFUND Doctoral and Postdoctoral scheme the EC assumes the ‘full’ contribution to the management is the same as that for IF.