SME Instrument Phase 1 Proposal Clinic
85% of the proposals we receive require significant improvements and sometimes even a twist in overall concept. Our full proposal clinic is especially appropriate for applicants, who would require a follow up session on the progress and additional feedback on the quality of the proposal.
The SME Instrument Phase 1 Proposal Clinic is a thorough examination of your SME-1 proposal in two stages: during the first Skype session, we will provide you with comments and recommendations to reach the proposal's full potential. In the second session, we will assess the progress made, give another feedback on the overall quality and provide you with possible additional suggestions for improvement.
Step 1: Send us your SME-1 proposal in its current form at least 48 hours before we can provide you with feedback. We will then do some background research on the topic and previous projects funded in the area, and thoroughly examine the proposal.
Step 2: We will provide an interactive feedback on the proposal in a form of 45 minutes Skype session. The debate will provide you with recommendations for improvements in order to reach the full potential of the proposal. Concrete advice and instructions will help you improve your SME-1 proposal.
We will also provide you with our notes, summarizing:
- general impression of the proposal
- overview of shortcomings
- suggestions for improvement
Step 3: After you refine your proposal according to our suggestions, you send it into another review. In the second 30 minutes Skype session we provide you with the feedback about the improvements you made. That way you can find out whether your corrections went in the right direction. If this is not the case, you will have another chance to improve your proposal and significantly increase your chances of winning the SME Instrument grant.
All information, disclosed within the Proposal Clinic, are kept confidential and protected with NDA.