Host Organizations (HO). Projects submitted may be led by researchers from non-profit research organizations based in Spain or Portugal.
Project Leader (PL). The principal investigator at the host organization must also be the project leader who submits the proposal and coordinates overall execution of the project.
Research Performing Organizations(RPO). Any non-profit organization dedicated to research that carries out activities of the project. In individual projects, the RPO is the host organization. In research consortia, there must be a minimum of two and a maximum of five RPOs (including the host organization). Research organizations with the same NIF or VAT number will be considered one sole organization.
Principal Investigators (PI). Each research performing organization must have a principal investigator responsible for performing the activities in the project carried out at their institution.
Civil Society Organizations (CSO). Both individual projects and research consortia may also include up to three non-profit civil society organizations that are not engaged in research as part of their usual activity (e.g. patients' associations).
Companies. Established companies may not be members of the project team, but may receive funds as subcontracted.
Organizations not located in Spain or Portugal may receive a maximum of 30% of the total project budget.
Team members. All team members should form part of the host organization (HO), the civil society organizations (CSO) or the research consortia.