Task 1 A 3- Support funding strategy

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - Setting up a roadmap for proposal submission

Subtask 2 - Setting up a proposal timeline (freezing consortium, first draft,..)

Subtask 3 - Partner and stakeholder search, selection and vetting

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • Setting up a roadmap for proposal submission
  • Setting up a proposal timeline (freezing consortium, first draft,…)
  • Partner and stakeholder search, selection and vetting

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Analytical - assessing funding eligibility, reviewing drafts
  • Analytical - funders' guidelines
  • Analytical - interpreting guidelines
  • Analytical - matching opportunities to institutional priorities, identifying need for PoC/development
  • Analytical - to understand funding policy
  • Analytical - understanding/ applying funder's guidance
  • Assertiveness - dealing with difficult people
  • Communication - briefing colleagues
  • Communication - conveying information clearly, presentation
  • Communication - preparing and delivering written/verbal briefings
  • Communication - preparing written/verbal briefings, conveying information clearly
  • Communication - presenting opportunities to the senior management team
  • Horizon Scanning - identifying trends and new opportunities
  • Horizon Scanning - monitoring external developments and assessing their impact on the institution
  • Horizon Scanning - monitoring the external environment for changes that might impact on the institution
  • Information Management - co-ordinating venue booking, attendees
  • Information management - keeping 'up to date'
  • Information Management - sorting and disseminating
  • Information Management - storing data
  • Information Search - identifying and targeting funding opportunities
  • Information Search - identifying funding alerts
  • Information Search - identifying funding opportunities

Competencies

Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
Information dissemination Collect and disseminate information (funding opportunities, changes in research regulations etc) to relevant target groups inside and outside the institution
Identifying funding sources/opportunities for research Target funding opportunities and disseminate information to relevant individuals
Identifying funding sources/opportunities for research Make recommendations on institutional funding subscriptions based on institutional research priorities, strengths and weaknesses

Related content from BESTPRAC

Listed below are best practices (presentations, FAQs, etc.) shared during the BESTPRAC meetings, as well as external resources relevant for this task.
A given resource can be relevant for more than one task. For a list containing all documents (without task links) see here.

Financial Matters

Synergies

Project Management

Miscellaneous