Structure of plan of intent: first stage of Centre of Excellence call

Fill in the plan of intent in the Academy’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 six pages. 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.

The plan describes the CoE activities over the entire eight-year term, but the focus must be on the first five-year period.

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1        Background, objectives and implementation

1.1     Significance of the research project in relation to current knowledge and the research-based starting points; research questions and/or hypotheses; expected research results and their anticipated scientific impact, potential for scientific breakthroughs and for promoting scientific renewal; added value for science

1.2     Work plan, schedule, research data and material, research methods

1.3     Risk assessment and alternative implementation strategies

1.4     Research environment: description of the support provided by host organisation(s), incl. resources and research infrastructures

2        Applicant, research team and collaborators

2.1.   Project personnel and their project-relevant key merits: tasks and roles, key merits and complementary expertise of CoE director, deputy director and team leaders

2.2.   Collaborators and their project-relevant key merits

3        Bibliography

  • List of all of the sources used in the plan of intent
  • The bibliography (no more than 2 pages) does not count towards the length of the plan.
  • Please note that the text type, font size and line spacing of the list are the same as elsewhere in the plan.

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