In order for him/her/them to find out what info he/she/they has to fill out during the application process, he/she/they has to begin the actual process by clicking on “Start my application.” Am I correct? Or are there ways to find out what questions would be asked with the application in advance somewhere?
At the moment, the best place to preview the questions is on the template in meta, which you’ll see here.
The other option would be to take a look at one of the links at the bottom of the apply page, the funded projects is good place to get insights.
One more thing I would like to add is that the examples of eligible applications would also be a great place to go to for insight. The examples not only show the questions, but also provide immediate ideas that can be used if you are targeting the focus objectives.
I just want to point out that something we, those who don’t have issues with communicating in English, take granted can be an obstacle for some monolingual, non-English speaking users, before they can proceed further.
This person quit the registration process for this Forum just because one of dialog boxes was written in English, and I had to assist him/her to solve the issue.
I see what you mean @AppleRingo777 thank you for sharing the feedback (always helpful!) … The section you mention should be translatable.
Will need to check and confirm why that does not seem to happen yet.
We would usually reply the person in english, and on the discussion page … this means that the questions can be translated. Most project teams so far are multilingual which makes it kind of easier to provide feedback in English.
The point here is that we would like to know what we are walking into in advance so that we can make our plans accordingly such as enlisting fellow English-speaking users who are able to assist non-English speaking grant applicants etc.
BTW I have to give you a heads-up. By reducing the impact of language barriers, we might be helping “export” mono-lingual, non-English speaking vandals to the global level unfortunately.
Sure, we did have vandals and LTAs at the global level before, but now it seems that those mono-lingual, non-English speaking vandals who are emboldened by the lowered language barriers have decided to venture out from their familiar local territory into the global stage. Just be aware.
Answer to Question 1 - The most strategic projects have a clear focus on one specific initiative. I do agree with you that sometimes a project might actually have some impact on more than one initiative. It is okay to list other initiatives you believe might be impacted. Still need to have a clear focus on one initiative though!
Answer to Question 2 - As mentioned, listing multiple initiatives is okay, BUT, there will always need to be a focus on one specific one.
The challenge with listing too many initiatives is that it makes the project goals and objectives unclear. This will mean that impact will be difficult to track or measure.
On the brighter side, it demonstrates that you are aware of the MS initiatives and how your project fits.
Answer to Question 3 - Translation tools are typically used. Otherwise MSG facilitators are typically available to support on translations and/or conveying the context to provide more insight.