The evaluation phase ends with a list of proposals which could be funded. In the next step the official funding decisions and the signing of funding contracts will eventually lead to the transfer of funds to the successful applicants. Applicants will appreciate an efficient process to start the selected transnational projects without long delays. A coordinated project launch within a common time frame for all involved research groups is the target.

Advice for Co-funded European Partnerships: See below advice for ERA-NET COFUND.

Advice for ERA-NET COFUND: For the cofunded call the funding decisions must strictly follow the final ranking list which results from the full proposal evaluation. In the case that a ranked proposal is not selected for funding for any reason the EC will calculate the top-up funding on the basis of the selected proposals above the gap. Thus, any gaps in the funding list must be avoided.