After submission of your application, some things need to be done to prepare for your next step in the project.
Application is approved or granted
Depending on the funding program you have applied to, you need to consider the following matters:
- The specifics of the letter of grant and project matters such as partner committment, finances and work packages.
- The general conditions of the program e.g. salary calculations, reporting methods, and intellectual property management.
- Signing and returning the acceptance contract to the grant authorities.
- Starting the process of preparing a consortium agreement between all project partners that includes internal obligations regarding economy and intellectual property rights (IPR).
Application is rejected: What’s next?
If the application is rejected, the first step is to understand why.
Sometimes, the reason for it comes from a misunderstanding or the funding programs just need more information. It can also be that the project is favorably evaluated, but the progam simply does not have sufficient budget to fund all the projects that they judge to have sufficient quality.
So, it is possible that you may get a “soft” rejection, and get the project awarded in the following funding round with minor changes incorporated in the application.
At 1st Mile, we help you understand what kind of rejection you have been given, and whether the proposal should be resubmitted.
If you have tried applying on your own and was rejected, you can also contact us for our perspective on the grounds for rejection and future funding potential.