Do´s and Don´ts to apply to CORNET

The 22nd CORNET Call for Proposals is open till 28 September 2016, 12 p.m. (CET). While you are working on your proposal take a minute to reflect about the things you should and shouldn´t do when applying.


  • Make sure your project idea follows the criteria of pre-competitive Collective Research and will benefit the needs of SMEs;
  • Check if the guidelines have changed. Changes will be announced on the first pages of the guidelines and communicated on the CORNET website in the section;
  • Make yourself familiar with the evaluation report. The high success rates in CORNET can only persist if the quality of the proposal matches the requirements;
  • Get in touch with your national/regional funding organisation; contact the coordination office in case of enquiries on international aspects;
  • Download the latest proposal templates;
  • Categorise your project according to the drop drown menu in the application form;
  • Register to the submission tool and make sure that all documents are fully-fledged before you submit your proposal;
  • Make sure you don´t submit in the last minute to enable corrections after the formal check by the coordination office. There will be no extension of time to substitute or complete after deadline;



  • Try to change dates or text in the proposal documents other than required;
  • Send your application via email;
  • Try to convince the coordination office that a different deadline applies to you;