Academic Toolkit - ACT!

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Pre-PhD preparation
Funding application
Project outline
Preliminary data
Impact statement
Data management plan
Collect collaborator contributions

Collect collaborator costings

Start 9 months before funding application deadline and complete by 1 month before funding application deadline


1. If you are collaborating with someone who works in an NHS Trust, get your costings early and ensure they are using an up to date costing tools.

2. Ensure you email collaborators early. 

3. Consider setting a deadline for your collaborators to deliver the costings well in advance of your own deadline. 

Gantt chart
Collect collaborator letters of support
Justify resources
Collect reference from Head of Department
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