8. Can a member of the board of directors or the director/administrator of the applicant organization participate in the project as a paid member of staff?

Members of the BoD can participate as paid staff in the project, as long as there is no such exclusion specified in the statute of the applicant organization, as long as their participation as paid staff justifiably contributes to the project implementation, and especially if they have been in the payroll of the applicant organization prior to the project proposal submission.