MSCA-IF budget at UiT
Here is some information to help you understand the budget of your MSCA fellowship at UiT.
In MSCA-IF projects UiT will receive a grant from EU to cover two different forms of costs:
- Costs for the recruited researcher
- Institutional costs
Costs for the recruited researcher
The part of the grant that UiT receives to cover costs of the recruited researcher has to be spent on the fellow’s salary as well as taxes and social security deductions (holiday pay, pension, insurance and employer tax) related to the salary of the fellow. UiT can also spend this part of the grant on taxable grants paid to the fellow.
The amount UiT will receive to cover cost of the recruited researcher is based on the unit costs set out in the grant agreement. UiT will receive living allowance and mobility allowance for all researchers. For researchers with families, UiT will receive family allowance. Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised, or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of the deadline of the call and will not be revised during the lifetime of the action. The family allowance is a fixed amount, regardless of the country of recruitment, and is subject to the tax laws of the country of recruitment.
At UiT the policy is to give our MSCA-IF postdocs the same salary as our regular postdocs. The exact salary grade you receive depends on position, research area, qualifications experience, etc. For postdocs the salary grade is usually between 57 and 62. At a salary grade of 60 the total annual gross salary cost for UiT including all taxes and social contribution is approximately NOK 637 800 (it can be more or less depending on a number of factors, i.e. sick leave, holiday). The gross salary (salary before taxes) for the fellow with pay grade 60 approximately NOK 517 700. How much the fellow will be paid after tax each month is individually calculated depending on a number of factors. You can calculate how much tax you will have to pay at The Norwegian Tax Administration’s website. You can find information about the salary system at UiT here.
The cost of the recruited researcher can be topped up from other funds. It is declared in EUR, but paid in NOK. Exchange rate: can apply a conservative rate and pay balance at end of the reporting period to ensure rate compliance.
Research, training & networking costs cover the costs of the RTN activities of the action (project). The unit cost for management and indirect costs should be used for the management of the action. Parts of Institutional costs can be transferred to Costs for the recruited researchers.
The institutional unit cost should be shared with entities with a capital or legal link which incurred costs for research training activities AND with partner organisations which incurred costs for hosting secondments.
Transfer between categories
The costs for the researcher must be fully used for the researcher. The use of institutional costs is decided by the beneficiary.
Find more details in the Annotated Grant Agreement.