Information for HSG applicants You can find specific details required for submitting an H2020 application as a researcher at the University of St.Gallen here. Identification number (PIC) For the application and contractual negotiations with the EU you will require a PIC (partner identification code). This code enables the European Commission to allocate all applications to an institution and therefore saves the applicant from completing the complex validation procedure. The PIC for the University of St.Gallen is 999861742. Cost model In H2020, project partners at the University of St.Gallen receive a flat rate of 25% of the direct costs of the project to cover its indirect costs (overheads). Electronic submission of project applications Applications can only be submitted electronically. You can find the link to submit on the participant portal on the relevant call for tender. Section B is only accepted in PDF format. Subcontracting Special rules must be observed when subcontracting: for these expenses, no indirect costs (overheads) can be brought into account and no activities from the core area of the project work may be outsourced to a subcontractor. Signature authorisation The HSG institutes are authorised to sign EU contracts themselves. The institute’s statutes state who is entitled to sign.The LEAR (legally authorised representative) at the University of St.Gallen can grant the needed rights to electronically sign documents.