The information in the checklists is designed to provide a summary of the pre-award and post-award processes. Detailed guidelines for each step are provided in the Research Handbook.
Step 2: Find your funder
Generally speaking most funders do what they can to communicate what type of research they will support. Do your homework to try to understand if your idea is in line with what funders look for. For example if the funder is targeting fundamental research or applied research, particular discipline(s), societal challenge(s) or demands on partnerships.