As an organization that is part of the world of European projects, you already know that you need to try hard to become a part of a consortium and implement a European project. You are always looking for the best collaborations. You always want to take part in the strongest calls for proposals.
Sometimes you need to be the one to write the proposal and you know that without proper expertise, writing one that will receive funding is harder than what you might think. You could have an amazing idea for a project. The kind of idea that is worthy of funding. But the proposal does not pass and you simply put it aside, trying to work on something new.
Well, what if we were to tell you that your old proposals still have a chance of receiving the funding you need? All you will need to do will be to simply give them a makeover and submit them again.
Going thought your old proposals
A key step to the entire process is to find the proposals you were most proud of and read them again. Over the years you may have written many of them but a few will still apply in calls even today. So by reading your old work and the current EU calls you can cross-reference the information and find the call under which you could re-submit the proposal.
Read the call’s requirements
It is important to know exactly what the call requirements are. There is no point starting on the proposal writing if you at the end of the day you don’t have a proposal that can match it or that your organization is not eligible. Knowing the requirements of the call you let you know if you and your proposal are eligible.
Make the necessary changes
If there is one thing that you will not want to do, that would be to work on the proposal fast. An old proposal will already have a theme, and there might be a lot of things you will want to change on that theme. The faster you do it, the more likely you are to make a mistake.
What you will want to do will be to take your time to study the proposal. Exactly what was it about? And how is that subject different from the call you are aiming for right now? It is important to know which parts of the proposal should be changed before you move on to the next step.
Re-reading your evaluation
Now, this is a difficult part. You must read your old proposal and then on top of its find and read your old evaluation, trying to determine what you did wrong. Then you need to separate the bits and pieces that, according to the evaluation, need to be corrected.
However, you need to keep in mind that the evaluation was given to you based on your old proposal and of course the old call. That means that some of the parts of the evaluation might not be valid now.
Read the evaluation and try to determine which parts of the proposal can stay the same based on the current call and your current priorities.
Bring innovation in the proposal
The proposal you are trying to re-submit could be a year old, it could be 5 years old. Whichever the case, there certainly are new and exciting ideas that you can add to it. All new calls require more innovative ideas, new technologies, and solutions to new problems.
Think about new and exciting outputs for the proposal. Add more innovative ideas to it and try to bring solutions to even more problems. Changing the proposal is not just about correcting what was supposed to be wrong according to the evaluation. It is all about taking it a step further than that.
Too much to handle?
It is completely reasonable to assume that the process of taking an old proposal and going to all that trouble to re-submit it might seem like a Herculean task. It might be a good idea for you to hire someone professional. An experienced proposal writer who can take your old proposal and shape it so that it gets the funding you are aiming for.
If you are looking for the best professionals, look no further. IED’s team of proposal writers is the best solution for you. We are ready to take your old proposal and re-shape it to the measures of the call you are interested in the most.
We will talk with you about your idea and suggest our own. We will thoroughly examine the evaluation and make sure that we will correct all previous mistakes. With our expertise, your proposal will be ready for re-submission in no time.
Contact us today and find out more about the amazing services the IED team can offer you!