People needed for working on application:
- Lead Partner: Organisation which has done many other successful calls for EU funding. Probably a university or other large established organisation with some economic clout
- Lead investigator: Lead scientist. This person needs to hammer out a first draft (around a weeks work). Then it needs to be out, shared with everyone. Then this person has to do final round, hammering it out into work packages etc. Time needed: Two weeks worth of work spread over several months.
- A project coordinator: someone who is willing to put in the heavy lifting of active work on project development and cathearding. Needs to keep an eye on it and write some legalese, beuild gannt charts and budgeting with lead investigator. Time needed: Two weeks worth of work spread over several months.
- Project partner representatives: Typical partnership consists of 5-8 partners. Requirements vary between calls, and the various rolls required in each call.
In addition to the formal requirements and the terminology and references used by the funding body (what research are they referring to in the publications they use to motivate the call), we also need to find and understand evaluation criteria, and the politics behind how decisions are made.