Timetable (ESRC only)

Provide a clear timetable for the project and the intended progress of the research through the different stages. This helps referees to assess the proposed approach, and facilitates monitoring.

The stages are defined broadly and are not intended to impose any model of research.  In some cases (e.g. theoretical work) not all stages will be applicable. 'Preparation and design work' refers to research instruments, work guidelines, samples etc., not to the overall design of the project, which should be completed before you complete the proposal.

The timetable should demonstrate that the research has been properly planned and the time needed to complete it, including dissemination activities, has been carefully estimated.