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Lump sum funding in Horizon Europe

Lump sum funding is a model with a fixed amount paid upon completion of a project. Within Horizon Europe, there are two different kinds of lump sum funding.

Compared to funding based on actual costs, lump sum funding means that the grant is a fixed amount paid upon completion of an activity or project. Below is a general overview of lump sum grants and what you, as a researcher at KTH, should consider if you plan to participate in a lump sum proposal to Horizon Europe, either as a partner or as a coordinator.

Lump sum grants

There are two kinds of lump sum funding:

Type 1 is a pre-fixed amount (defined by general decision): 

  • Type 1a: A pre-determined sum for specific project types, which means the lump sum will be the same for all projects in a call.
  • Type 1b: Pre-determined building block amounts for specific activities, which means that the lump sum will be based on identical amounts per activity, but may vary from project to project depending on the activities selected.

Type 2: A project-based amount, which means that the lump sum will be based on the individual project budget proposed by the applicants, and will thus be different for each project.


As the approved budget cannot be negotiated at the contract level, it is vital to make an accurate and detailed budget calculation when applying for a lump sum grant. Because of this, we advise you to always contact the finance unit at your school  for budget support.

If you plan to coordinate a lump sum application, please contact RSO well in advance.


If you need support or advice, please contact RSO.

Book a meeting with RSO .

General support for EU proposals (RSO) .

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