Applying for research funding

Taking you through the stages of trying to win research funding, from initial idea to award of the contract.

These stages provide a step-by-step guide to the process of applying for research funding. The details of the process may vary between countries and funding bodies, but the principal stages are likely to be very similar.

1. Research project stakeholders

2. Developing a research proposal

3. Identifying research funding

4. Costing and pricing a research proposal

5. Internal approval for research proposals

6. Submitting a research proposal

7. Research contract negotiation

It should be noted however that this is not necessarily a linear process; steps can occur in different orders (particularly in the early stages) and there are often many iterations.

Have you already secured funding for your project? Visit the Managing a Project pages.