Step-by-Step Guide: Research Proposal to Project
The Research Support Unit has prepared a Step-by-Step guide to support researchers in sourcing funding for their research. It offers advice on finding a funding source, pre-proposal preparation and submission guidelines. It also includes all forms and procedures necessary to get you on your way.
Read ALL the documentation from the funding agency and create a Criteria Sheet for yourself to ensure compliance with the funding bodies terms & conditions.
All WIT researchers, students and staff, have a personal responsibility for meeting the ethical requirements in the conduct of their research. All researchers should, in the first instance, refer to Chapter 11 of the PG Regulations, seek advice from the supervisor and seek approval from the School or Department authorities for their proposed research activities.
The schedule of Research Ethics Committee Meetings can be found here.
If your research requires ethical approval, please fill in the Application for Ethical Approval form below and return to Suzanne Kiely in the Development Office.
Final Check List
(1) Completed Application Form:
Ensure that the application is completed and all questions have been answered.
(2) Authorised Institutional Signature:
Whose signature is required on the application form? This will normally be Dr. Mark White, Vice President for Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies.
In the case of proposals to Enterprise Ireland, Brian Foley, Industry Services Manager is also authorised to sign.
Please arrange for signature at least 3 working days in advance.
(3) Number and Type of Application Form Required:
Check the number of copies of the application form required and the type of application required, i.e. is an electronic version also required by the funding body.
How are you getting your proposal to the funding body?
Will you need a courier? If so book courier a day in advance.
Are you sending it by post? If so send it by registered post.
(5) Submitting Completed Application Form:
All research proposals to external funding bodies must be submitted through the RSU. Proposals must be accompanied by the Proposal Submission Form.
When you submit your proposal through the RSU, we will help with all the final administrative procedures, such as collecting necessary signatures, institutional stamp and arranging couriers.