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European Research Executive Agency

Research Fund for Coal and Steel – Grants & reporting

Your grant agreement

The grant agreement defines the work that you commit to carry out during your EU-funded project. It is based on your successful proposal. 

The grant agreement lists the project partners (the ‘beneficiaries’) and specifies your project activities, the duration, budget, EU contribution, all rights and obligations. You can find a detailed explanation in the RFCS model grant agreement.

For each project, there is a project officer at the REA who accompanies the consortium throughout the project implementation. If you are a project coordinator, the project officer is your main contact for any matters regarding your grant agreement and reporting on your project implementation. As the project coordinator you act on behalf of the consortium and steer the project activities.


On behalf of the project consortium, the project coordinator submits all reports, payment requests, proof of deliverables and other documents through the grant management service. You can access the service through your profile in the Funding & tenders Portal. 

You will find more details on grant management and reporting in the Funding & tenders online manual.

Amendments to the grant agreement

In some cases, it might be necessary to amend your grant agreement, for example, if changes are needed for a successful project implementation. In these cases, the project coordinator submits a request through the Funding & tender portal’s grant management service. Both the beneficiaries and the REA sign the amendment electronically.

In the Funding & tenders online manual, you will find an overview of when and how you can request an amendment.