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Bids, Tenders and Proposals, 4th Edition by Harold Lewis

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Bidding for research funding

Organizations that fund research almost invariably define the form in which funding applications or proposals are to be structured, the type of information they need to see and the way they want it set out. Applications may have to be submitted in two stages – first as an outline proposal or ‘concept note’ and then as a final bid or full proposal; a call for proposals may be preceded by an invitation to submit expressions of interest to help in preparing work programmes and lists of research topics; or funding applications may take the form of a ‘main bid’ – providing information on the research unit or partnership, the proposed implementation plan and team, methodology, project control and start date – and a ...

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