Each application for research funding must include a detailed project plan. There is a page limit in each call that must be respected.
The structure of the project plan may vary from research field to research field, but we would expect the plans to include points like:
i. Background and purpose of the project, including problem formulation and possible hypotheses.
ii. The scientific and societal perspectives and relevance of the project.
iii. The theoretical basis of the project, key concepts, and status of the available knowledge / state of the art in the field.
iv. Theory, methods, and analysis.
v. An account of the empirical material of the project.