Writing EU proposals: 10 steps to be borne in mind before an application is submitted - part two

6. Get to know the tools

First of all, you need to find out how to apply. It is necessary to check whether it should be an electronic or paper version. It is also always necessary to make sure that the application can be sent by post or submitted in person. To prepare applications there is a special generator available on the Internet, with the help of which it is not really difficult to enter data. So it is worth to check earlier how this generator works. Just enter your initial data to see if everything works as it should. As a result, we will be able to see whether we will have any difficulties with entering further data. Generators are available online. For this reason, it is good to have a version that is saved in real time elsewhere. In this way we will not lose many hours of hard work when the generator accidentally freezes (and this can destroy our work).

7. Follow the instructions for writing the application

It should be remembered that the submission of an application requires the prior preparation of many issues. Surely all the data is relevant. However, it is important to realise that there is no shortage of places where space is limited. This makes it often necessary to shorten thoughts. It is for this reason that the instructions for writing the application must be followed. It is also necessary to know the criteria. This will translate into a result.

8. Check the feasibility of project indicators

Indicators should be included in each application, which indicate how attractive the project is. So in order to complete this element correctly, it is necessary to deepen also this issue.

Prepare for unforeseen situations that may occur when writing a grant application.

A lot can happen while writing a request. It is therefore important to be able to cope with a variety of changes whenever necessary.

9. Would you invest in your project?

When preparing an application, it is worth answering the question whether it is sufficiently attractive and whether we ourselves would be willing to invest in it. Then from a distance we are able to check how the project presents itself and whether we can count on a grant. There have been changes in the writing of proposals in recent years. Today it is even more complicated. That is why everyone who wants to have a chance to receive a grant has to make a real contribution to the preparation of the application.