National / Regional Applications
First you start filling the national / regional applications. The reason is that it is not really possible to plan the budget as long as you don’t know the rules for each partner.
Also the national / regional applications are the most important part of your application. IraSME is not a funding program but only coordinates several different national / regional funding programs. So each program agency decides based on the national applications they receive if they can fund the project or not.
The common IraSME application is only a short overview for the agencies on the part of the foreign partners that don’t apply for funding with them.
The IraSME form is really short and can realistically be prepared within the last week before the deadline if everything else is ready.