Can third parties (outside the Berlin University Alliance) act as applicants and receive project funds?
Third parties, in other words persons who are not members of one of the Berlin University Alliance institutions, can be included in applications, but are not eligible to receive funding. External applicants must provide proof of their funding contribution when submitting their application (this can include funding for their own position), unlike any possible additional cooperation partners who are not listed as co-applicants in the proposal. Anyone who has an employment contract with an institution of the Alliance is considered a member of an institution of the Alliance.
It is also possible to nominate additional external cooperation partners. These partners are not required to present proof of their funding contribution. Depending on the procurement laws for budgets at the individual Alliance institutions, it may also be possible to commission work from external sources. These are to be invoiced as full costs.