Your proposed topic's relevance in terms of the thematic areas will be evaluated by independent peer-reviewers. The EPO Academic Research Team cannot give feedback or advice on the content of projects during the application process.
All project-related costs, including those for permanent or temporary research staff, data-related costs and any relevant additional expenses. For more details, see Section 6 of the application form.
There is no fixed proportion for these costs; they must however be reasonable and well substantiated. Whether the total cost is appropriate will be assessed in the light of the proposed project's relevance and in comparison with other projects.
The EPO will conclude the contract with either the individual or the institution indicated under "Main applicant 1" in Section 1 of the application form.
The project proposal and any other reports – interim or final – presented to the EPO must be in English.