To ensure the uniformity and quality of the review process, applications must be comparable. Applications should therefore be drafted following the guidelines provided.
The joint research and interaction plan of the SRC consortium must be drafted to cover the project’s entire funding period. The plan must not exceed 19 pages (Times New Roman 12 pt).
The maximum length of the executive summary of the research and interaction plan is two pages; the summary must follow the structure of the plan. The promotion of responsible science must be integrated in the application.
Full application: page structure of research and interaction plan (no more than 19 pages):
Executive summary (no more than 2 pages)
- Responsible science must be considered comprehensively in the summary
1. Central idea of project and answers to programme questions A–E
- how the project addresses the programme's objectives and programme questions A-E
- what new knowledge will be generated to reach the objectives and how that knowledge will be used
- added value created by the consortium's multi- and transdisciplinary collaboration; justifications for possible changes to consortium composition (if the composition changes: always get in touch with the call's contact person in good time before the call closes)
- aspired societal impact
2. Scientific objectives and their justifications as well as objectives for interaction
- research questions and hypotheses
- previous research around the topic; how the consortium is positioned in relation to the international scientific field
- theoretical background
- methodology behind multidisciplinary collaboration
- expected scientific results and potential for breakthroughs
- objectives for consortium's interaction activities
- publication plan
3. Research implementation, methods and data, listed by work package
- description of work plan (by work package), interlinkages between work packages
- justifications for chosen multidisciplinary approach
- presentation of data and methods that enable the research design
- integration of multidisciplinary methods and results
- description of ethical issues concerning the research topic, methods and data as well as information on possible research permits and pending permit applications
4. Implementation of interaction
- key actors and knowledge needs with regard to research utilisation
- means, channels and optimal timing of interaction from the perspective of end-users and beneficiaries at various stages of the project
- interaction with the media, including social media.
5. Consortium’s responsibilities and competence as regards scientific and societal impact
- merits and competence of the consortium PI and the WP leaders
- competence as regards combining multidisciplinary methods and results
- management, distribution of work and ensuring collaboration between WPs
- justifications for gender imbalance (if necessary), and means to promote gender equality
- critical points for success, alternative implementation strategies.
6. International collaboration and researcher mobility
- international connections and cooperation
- plan for possible researcher mobility that will support project implementation.
7. Schedule and cost estimate
- schedule for research and interaction activities
- consortium's cost estimate (incl. both funding periods) and cost justifications by type of expenditure
- costs arising from interaction activities.