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Grants & Research Funding Assistance
Project plan and milestones
While each grant application will have its own timeline, here’s an estimate timeline of the different stages in the application process and key considerations for each step:
Project proposal stage
Internal review & finalization
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- Start by assessing the feasibility of your project and its potential for external funding.
- Identify the problem you want to solve and the solution you propose, considering any existing work or solutions.
- Determine the R&D developments needed and the profile of people that should be involved.
- Decide whether you can do it alone or need partners/collaborators.
3-12 months before
- Once you have a clear idea, start preparing your project proposal.
- Identify potential grant schemes & funding calls.
- Engage key stakeholders and create a budget with the help of the finance team.
- Agree on an IP protection strategy and a regulatory strategy.
- Develop a patient and public involvement plan, if relevant.
- Write, revise, and prepare to share the proposal with the team.
1-2 months before
- Submit the proposal for internal review within your organization.
- Revise and refine the proposal based on internal feedback.
- Secure any necessary letters of support or collaboration agreements.
- Finalize the budget and ensure all required attachments are ready.
- Ensure compliance with all formatting and submission guidelines.
2-4 weeks before
- Conduct a final review to ensure everything is in order.
- Hold a final pre-submission meeting to validate the proposal content and project plan with all stakeholders.
- Submit the grant application well in advance of the deadline.
- Confirm that the submission was received by the funding agency.
- Be prepared to respond to any requests for additional information or clarifications.