Steps to consider Approach National Contact Points and use the Horizon2020 Participant Portal to find information on funding schemes, application processes and project management. Check your internal strategy before planning and implementing your activities in a research project. Be aware that not all proposals will be selected and that the development stage of your proposal will not be funded. Have necessary administrative information of your organization (e. g. description of your NSB/NC, project staff CVs, budget/overhead considerations) to hand. Be aware that there are several modes of participation in European research projects: e.g. as a partner (with a specific partner role), or as a subcontractor.