Ethical considerations for funding applications
A good grant proposal will show evidence of ethical issues having been considered at the design stage. Even if your study does not involve human or animal research, high standards of integrity relate to all research.
Although most funders do not require ethical approval at the application stage, it is a common requirement that you should provide a clear description of your approach to dealing with any ethical matters. It is important to highlight any concerns or risks and to explain how they will be managed.
Guidance relating to ethical considerations and how to apply for ethical approval can be found on the research ethics pages of this site.
Specific guidance is available in relation to Human research ethics and Use of animals and animal tissue in research.
When writing your funding application
It may enhance your proposal if you can demonstrate that: