Planning and design This section provides guidance on the steps you need to take when planning and designing your project including the application process, project support, understanding approvals, applying for funding and how to cost your project. Funding your project Find useful links to funding opportunities for research and innovation projects. Understanding the approval process Understand UCL's internal approval and authorisation processes. Get help planning your project Find the right team available to help you with your project. Prepare a funding proposal Understand the steps you need to take to prepare a successful proposal. Costing your proposal Find information and useful links for support with costing your proposals. Explore Open Data Explore data that already exists within UCL and external data.