1b) Which regulations will apply to project funding in the future?

Project funding will be governed by separate regulations for the first time as of the submission deadline of 1 October 2016. The new regulations will also apply to funding awarded prior to their entry into force. However, any rights granted together with an older award will continue to be valid, even if they are not reflected in the new regulations. As of 1 October 2016, the new Funding Regulations (FR2016) and the new Implementation Regulations (IR2016) will also apply to project funding. They contain general provisions that apply to all funding schemes. Regulations for individual schemes, e.g. for project funding, contain provisions that apply specifically to the scheme in question. These special provisions may deviate from the general rules.