Structure of research plan: mobility grant - Taiwan

This research plan structure applies to applications for personal mobility grants to Taiwan.

Submit the research plan as a separate PDF appendix. Read the call text carefully before you start writing the plan.

The maximum length of the research plan is six pages. The font is Source Sans Pro (font size 12 pt, line spacing 1 and margins 20 mm). The paper size is A4. All bibliographic references must be added directly into the text, for example as follows: (Author(s), year or [number]). You must not use footnotes. The list of references is part of the research plan and does count towards the length of the plan.

1. Presentation of research project and mobility plan, specification of funding

1.1 Description of the research for which you are applying for mobility funding:

  • How the project and the methods used are linked to previous international and/or national research (state of the art)
  • Research-based starting points and possible preliminary research
  • Aims and objectives
  • Schedule for implementation
  • Expected research results and their anticipated scientific impact, potential for scientific breakthroughs and for the renewal of science and research

1.2 Description of research data and material and research methods:

  • Research data to be used, taking into account issues such as intellectual property rights
  • Research methods and how they will contribute to answering the research questions or confirming the hypotheses, or how they will support the chosen approach

1.3 Present a mobility plan:

  • Enter information on your planned mobility period(s) in Taiwan (e.g. 3 weeks in summer 2023 and 2 weeks in winter 2024). Also describe the main objective of each visit. Enter visits also on the tab ‘Mobility’ in the online services.

1.4 Specify the funding applied for:

  • Outline how the research funding for the project has been organised (source and amount). Please note that the Academy’s mobility funding is not intended for research costs or salaries, but for travel and living expenses incurred during visits abroad.
  • Describe what other grants or salaries you will receive during the mobility period.
  • Itemise and specify the funding applied for from the Academy: how many trips are you planning to make during the funding period, what is the proportion of travel expenses, what is the proportion of living expenses and on what the amounts applied for are based (e.g. Academy’s indicative grant amount, your organisation’s travel guidelines, or your own experiences of the local prices).
  • If you go to Taiwan for at least six (6) months and your family goes with you, name and specify the family members for whose travel expenses you apply for funding from the Academy: name, age and relation to the applicant, e.g. daughter Anna, 5 years of age.


2. Applicant’s merits and research environment

2.1 Describe the tasks and roles and project-relevant key merits of the following persons:

  • applicant
  • collaborator in Taiwan – this information should also be entered on the tab ‘Collaborators’ in the online services

2.2 Describe the research environment:

  • Local, national and/or international research environment, incl. research infrastructures. Enter the infrastructures to be used also on the tab ‘Affiliations’ in the online services.


3. Participation of early-career researchers, increased international cooperation or other special benefits

3.1 Justify how the project addresses the special objectives of the mobility call:

  • Describe how the project promotes researcher training and/or research careers.
  • Describe how the project strengthens scientific cooperation between the countries.
  • Describe how the project promotes the international interactions of Finnish researchers and the internationalisation of research environments and strengthens the quality of research.

3.2 Describe the added value of collaboration:

  • Is the mobility cooperation new or does it continue previous cooperation? If it continues previous cooperation, please tell us how long it has been going on and briefly describe the previous results.
  • Contents of research, research methods and equipment, etc.
  • Importance of project for attainment of research objectives, etc.

3.3 Justify possible other added value:

  • Scientific, industrial or social applicability of results (IPR)
  • Knowledge transfer (e.g. collaboration between junior and senior researchers)
  • Sustainability and broad impact

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