1) previous successes you will build on / are building on 2) big pots of cash you are applying for / winning 3) big names you have started to reel in for collaborations 4) how all this cash and these collaborations will contribute to hire the world, and publish 5* papers 5) how an entire new field will be defined by 1-4, pushing your institution to the vanguard of enlightenment.
Marasme that made me smile Good advice at the core, which is show how what you've done will lead to more grants/bids, with whom, targeted where so that there's a plausibility to it (and who knows, maybe you will push your institution forward into the light!)
Haha thanks! That's really useful in helping me structure my thoughts. It would be a move from a teaching focussed university to a more research intensive institution, and although I've got a strong research background it's taken a hit in recent years.
I have seen these quite often tied to the REF cycle or to 5 year slots of time, as well as by project. The latter just involves writing up your strategy for a project, grants to be applied for for particular stages of it, conferences involved, expected outputs. The former goes through your research plan for the next 5 years chronologically, saying what you'll be doing when, and scattering outputs etc. as relevant along those years.