Costing Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects

Marie Curie projects are funded through stipends based on an individual's salary costs, and are flat rates depending on the country where the individual will be based. It is therefore not possible to cost projects using the Costing & Awards Tool. Use the relevant Excel costing tool (below), which will automatically calculate the correct overheads/salary costs etc:

The costing should only be completed for Sheffield's share of the project. Once complete, it must be printed and signed by the PI and the Head of Department, then scanned and emailed to the Pricing Team at

Research Services will create a record in the Costing & Awards Tool as a point of reference, and email the PI with the project number. The figures may now be submitted in the Research Participant Portal or sent to the Coordinator.

The Costing & Awards Tool should not be sent to anyone outside of the University. Research Services can provide a collaborative summary sheet if required.

The Coordinator is responsible for collating the costs of each partner. They can either provide a guide budget to each partner or alternatively request costs and then amend to fit the overall budget. If Sheffield is acting as the Coordinator, the PI must contact the Pricing Team before any costs are collated.

Costing other Horizon Europe projects

Proposals for the European Research Council (ERC), Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), Leadership in Industrial and Enabling Technologies (LIET) and Societal Challenges calls should be costed through the Costing & Awards Tool as normal, and approved the PI's department and Research Services before the application is submitted to the European Commission.

Who to contact

For advice, guidance and support with any aspect of costing a grant application, please contact the Pricing Team in Research Services.

Contact the Pricing Team