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Easier-to-use application form

The new version of the grant application form offers simpler navigation, provides users with a better overview and makes it easier to enter more detailed budget information.

The Research Council is introducing a number of changes and updates into the grant application form.

  • It will be simpler to navigate between the different elements and to get an overview of your grant application as you work on it. It will also be easier to enter more detailed budget information into the form.
  • We have updated the form to make it simpler for applicants to provide us with the information we need. Previously, applicants have had to upload attachments containing certain kinds of information for some calls for proposals. For calls where funding may be granted as state aid, applicants can now provide clarifying information much more easily.

Additional changes to the grant application form

Updates to the grant application form are being implemented gradually from December 2017 to summer 2018. The new updates will be visible the next time you open your grant application to work on it.

From now on, the Research Council will now retrieve certain kinds of information as we need it, either directly from the grant application submitted for the main deadline or at the time when an application is being updated (revised) prior to setting up the contract.

Simplified structure of budget and finance tables

If you register multiple project partners (partners and Project Owner) in the grant application, the information you enter on the page for “Project partners” will be used to construct new budget and finance tables. 

If your application form requires you to specify which of the project activities in your progress plan are main activities, these elements will be incorporated into the structure of the budget and finance tables that appear in the form. You only need to enter this information in one place. 

Read the call for proposals carefully and take your time writing your grant application

Applicants for research funding should be sure to read all the details in the text of the call for proposals ( and the guidelines on My RCN Web for how to fill in the individual items in the grant application.

We encourage you to start working on your grant application as soon as you can. You can create your application six weeks before the submission deadline and start to familiarise yourself with the kind of information you must have in place to submit your final application. It is the most recently submitted version of the grant application that will be registered at the Research Council at any given time. 

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the changes to the grant application form, do not hesitate to send us an email.

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Written by:
Therese Farstad. Translation: Carol B. Eckmann.
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