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Guidance for partners
The National Archives welcomes the opportunity to work with other organisations on research projects that they are leading and for which they are seeking external funding.
How to submit a proposal
To submit an idea for a potential research partnership with The National Archives, please complete the proposal form and submit it at least four months in advance of any application deadline. We may waive the four months' notice if a funding round is announced suddenly .
Outline project proposal (RTF, 0.22Mb)
Alternatively, you may prepare a submission. Your submission should not exceed three sides of A4 paper and should contain the following information:
- The name of project
- The project lead within your organisation
- A brief description, including the project's aims, objectives, methodology and proposed outputs and outcomes
- Any other partners to be involved, their role and their current state of commitment (and any previous joint working)
- An indicative budget for the project, identifying its different elements
- A proposed timetable for the project, setting out key milestones, including clear start and finish dates
- A clear exit strategy
- A proposed funding source/programme and any relevant deadline (if known)
- A named contact at The National Archives (if established)
- A description of The National Archives' role
- Whether there is a cost implication for The National Archives: will we be reimbursed in full for costs incurred, or are we effectively being aked to subsidise the project?
- How much time our staff will need to devote to the project, through directly working on the project or attending meetings
- What benefits The National Archives could gain from being a partner. These could be 'direct' (for example, by improving the service we fer to the public or enhancements to our Catalogue) or 'indirect' (such as reputational benefits). You should also state how our involvement with the project could further the delivery of The National Archives' vision, or contribute to our research themes.
Returning your proposal
Completed proposals should be emailed to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email us at this address for advice on how to complete your proposal.
Alternatively, post your proposal to:
Office and Communications Manager
Research and Collections Development
The National Archives
How we assess proposals
Our External Funding Panel, which meets monthly, will assess the proposal to see whether it will be possible for us act as a partner. We will then let you know in principle whether The National Archives is able to support your application.
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