One thing a good (EUu, European, BMBF, BMWi, DFG, H2020, etc) scientific proposal should have, is a GANTT chart that gives an overview over workpackages, tasks and deliverables over time. It can be quite complex and putting everything together in a nice way is typically a masterpiece. What can it look like:
Here, I provide a template in Google Sheets and some steps to simplify the work and obtain a beautiful GANTT chart as vector graphics that you can insert into MSWord or LateX written proposals.
- Make a copy of the following template: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BrQJ6ZDYymni02SkVC0w0weH6G3Cz09X3uJJ_uu82Bk/edit?usp=sharing
The Template is quite complex, showing different solution for different problems (how to put deliverables, how to deal with multilines etc.)
- Change the template, download your document as PDF: set “Fit to page” and “Narrow margins”:
- Install Inkscrape. A great software available for Linux, Windows and Mac, as it should be!
- Open your pdf document with Inkscape, select Poppler/Cairo option.
- cut out useless margins:
- Save as *.emf for MSWord, or *.svg/*.tex for LateX
- Enjoy the chart and drop some lines here about how it worked!