Top Tips on How to Make Your Application Successful
Once all the applications have been received and made anonymous, the judging
panel meet to assess the projects and determine which applicants should be
awarded grants. Here are some of the key things the judges look for when
analysing the applications:
the benefits of the project for patient care
Through the implementation of successful projects, the Shire Innovation Fund for
SpNs in Bowel Care aims to help improve patient care and outcomes. Therefore,
when developing your application it is important to describe the positive effect
your project will have on patients in the UK with IBD or bowel disorders.
Include a breakdown of costs
a comprehensive list of the costs required shows the judges that you have
researched your project and have a clear understanding of what is involved. For
example, an application for a training course may include the following costs:
- Training course fees: £850
- Travel costs (e.g. standard class return train ticket from London to
- Accommodation (e.g. 4 nights in a standard hotel for 5 day course): £400
- Total: £1350
Indicate how you intend to evaluate the success of
Applicants are encouraged
to include full details on how they are going to monitor or analyse the success
of their project, either through auditing the results or gaining feedback from
other staff members and/or patients.
Set achievable timelines
important to show that you have a clear and realistic understanding of how much
time will be required to develop and complete the project.
Think about the presentation
your application is clearly laid out and easy to read to facilitate the judges
in making their decision.
Download an example application form
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