Preparing a research project: step-by-step plans Where to start when you have a research idea? Finding the right funding for your research idea. Checking its feasibility within the university. Searching for the right partners. Timeline Research Idea Exploration Phase Finding the right funding for your research idea. Exploring what you need to make it happen, checking the viability of the project. Help in searching for the right partners. Timeline Grant Proposal Preparation Phase How to write an excellent grant proposal? Preparing a budget. Writing a data management paragraph. How to publish future results open access. When to think about ethics or privacy. Getting the right signatures. Submitting your proposal at the funders. Timeline Start Up Phase What to do when your grant is awarded? Getting the right agreements in place. Getting the finances in order. Writing a data management plan. Securing your research. Getting what you need to get started in place.