Academic Toolkit - ACT!

Funding Application Deadline Fellowship Start Date
F-12 F-11 F-10 F-9 F-6 F-3 F-1 F0 F+1 F+3 S0

Pre-PhD preparation

Start 1 year before funding application deadline and complete by fellowship start date

The following sections cover areas to consider from preparing to submit a PhD application to preparing to start your research once funding has been achieved.

Initial planning
Find a supervisor
Develop your research question
Plan for OOP and inform TPD
Find your collaborators
Investigate funders
Think about feasibility
Find a mentor
Approvals for clinical projects
Check whether your study is research
Funding application
Project outline
Preliminary data
Impact statement
Data management plan
Collect collaborator contributions
Collect collaborator costings
Gantt chart
Collect collaborator letters of support
Justify resources
Collect reference from Head of Department
Final application checks
Internal review
Costings / budgets
University sign off
Update CV and collaborators
Await funding decision
Prepare to start
Post-funding approvals
F-12 F-11 F-10 F-9 F-6 F-3 F-1 F0 F+1 F+3 S0

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