Plan of intent: Academy Programmes

Fill in the plan of intent in the Research Council's online services on the tab ‘Plan of intent’. You cannot submit the plan of intent as an appendix. Read the call text carefully before you start writing the plan.

The maximum length of the plan of intent is four pages, unless the call text indicates otherwise.The bibliography (no more than 2 pages) does not count towards the length of the plan. The font is Times New Roman (font size 12 pt, line spacing 1.15 and margins 20 mm). All bibliographic references must be added directly into the text, for example as follows: (Author(s) Year or [number]). You cannot use footnotes..

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Applicant and project details

  • Title of research project
  • Consortium abbreviation (if the application is a consortium application)
  • Name of consortium PI/applicant, site of research
  • Names of subproject PIs, sites of research (if the application is a consortium application)

Central idea of the research

  • Background and objectives
  • Expected results and scientific impact
  • Breakthrough potential (scientific renewal)
  • Societal effects and impact
  • Justifications for how the research project matches the Academy Programme and its objectives


  • Implementation and schedule
  • Most important research methods applied in the project
  • Description of research team
  • National and international cooperation


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