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Preparing a Grant Submission
Grants & Research Funding Assistance
Empowering your grant success: From vision to submission
Embarking on the path to securing funding for your project is an exciting and transformative journey. However, navigating the intricacies of grant applications can be a complex endeavor, with each funding scheme presenting its unique set of requirements and expectations. To help you chart a course towards success, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist of essential items and tasks you’ll likely need to address when preparing your grant submission.
Build a story: Craft a compelling narrative that answers the questions of what, why, how, who, and when your grant proposal addresses.
Detailed bibliography and supporting data to back up rationale and innovation: Compile a comprehensive bibliography and gather supporting data to substantiate the rationale and innovation behind your proposal.
Research plan + project delivery: Clearly outline your research plan, including objectives and work packages, to ensure a well-structured project delivery.
Gantt chart for project plan with milestones and timeline: Develop a Gantt chart that outlines your project plan, milestones, and timeline to provide a visual representation of your proposal’s execution.
Engage key stakeholders prior to submission: Identify and involve key stakeholders in your project before submitting the grant proposal to secure their support and collaboration.
Create a budget and engage the finance team early on: Collaborate with your finance team to establish a detailed budget that aligns with your proposal’s needs and objectives.
IP protection strategy agreed: Ensure that an intellectual property protection strategy is in place and agreed upon for any proprietary aspects of your project.
Regulatory strategy agreed: Define and secure agreement on the regulatory strategy that may impact your project and its implementation.
Patient and Public Involvement plan: Develop a plan that outlines how patients and the public will be involved in your project, ensuring transparency and inclusivity.
Write + revise + share with the team: Dedicate time to write, revise, and share the proposal with your team for input and feedback.
Team CVs and appendices (Risk register): Include CVs of your project team members and any necessary appendices, such as a risk register, to provide a comprehensive view of your team’s capabilities and potential challenges.
Double check everything prior to submission: Conduct a thorough final review to double-check all aspects of your proposal before submitting it to maximize your chances of success.