Support for proposal preparation at GFI
Employees at GFI get help and support for planning and writing proposals:
Deadlines for economy support services are binding. All proposal budgets need to be checked by a PE and approved by HoA.
Support services from Research Coordinator depend on the point in time you make contact:
Time before call deadline
RC= Research Coordinator; HoA = Head of Admin; PE = Project economist
As soon as call is out / at least 6 weeks
Plan the budget
For EU proposals, the Divison of Economy at UiB offers to check your budget in collaboration with the economists at the Faculty.
The Head of Administration at GFI will approve the final budget.
Tools and information for planning the budget:
Courses in Proposal Writing
The GFI together with the CHESS Research school and the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research offers annual courses and workshops in proposal writing.
Target group are Post Docs, PhD students and researchers with little or no experience in writing project proposals.
2 day course in proposal writing in November:
Registration will open in August through the CHESS website.
Successful participation in this course gains 1 credit point for PhD students.
Please contact the CHESS coordinator for details.
Weekly proposal writing class January to April:
Weekly exercises and coaching to get an own proposal ready for the NFR deadline in April/May. Focus is on Young Research Talent and Mobility Grant proposals.
Please contact the GFI research coordinator for details.
Individual coaching and advice
Professional mock evaluation
GFI offer professional mock evaluation of any EU proposal, no matter if you are coordinator or partner. For coordinator proposals we can in addition order mock evaluation from a professional company.
In addition, GFI offers mock evaluation of any project proposal which GFI coordinates.
Please contact the Research Coordinator as soon as you decide to work on the proposal, and make an appointment for the mock evaluation.