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CORDIS helps users complete proposal submission forms for FP5 calls

Help is at hand for scientists and researchers who want to put together a good proposal to bid for funding from the European Commission's Fifth RTD Framework Programme (FP5). Software to assist proposers to complete proposal submission forms is now available from CORDIS.

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Help is at hand for scientists and researchers who want to put together a good proposal to bid for funding from the European Commission's Fifth RTD Framework Programme (FP5). Software to assist proposers to complete proposal submission forms is now available from CORDIS.

Proposers have been able to download submission forms from CORDIS in pdf (portable document format) since the first calls for proposals opened in March 1999. They have then been able to fill these in by hand, ready for posting to the Commission. But now proposers also have the option of completing their submission forms by simply opening the submission forms with an Acrobat reader, (version 3.02 or above) and then printing them page by page.

Proposers will benefit from completing their submission forms electronically because the "pdf" ensures that the forms are laid out as required by the Commission. These forms can be printed and then submitted to the Commission on paper where they will be read by an optical reader.

Another option for proposers is to make use of the special software programme developed by the Commission to submit proposals to FP5 - "ProTool". ProTool helps proposers to prepare, enter and check the necessary administrative and financial details required in a proposal. The first version is already available on the FP5 Web Service - this will be followed by a release in May 1999 (which will also be available on CD ROM). The later version will include an electronic submission feature, which will permit the proposal to be submitted, in confidential encrypted form, to the Commission by electronic mail.

Source: CORDIS Information Collection Unit

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