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Writing Grant Proposals


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Writing Grant Proposals

Grant writing is an excellent skill that if learned as a graduate student, can pay off tremendously upon graduation and should be highlighted clearly in one’s resume or CV.  The first step in writing a good grant proposal is to become familiar with the submission guidelines for the funding agency, as requirements vary significantly from grant to grant.  Make sure your project aligns closely with their guidelines; otherwise, time will be wasted on both sides.  Be sure to read the grant application carefully and thoroughly.  As you are developing the grant proposal, be sure that a well-formulated problem is addressed and explain how the grant funding can contribute to the solution.  As with all professional writing, ensure ethics are maintained by avoiding plagiarism and other questionable writing practices.  Many grant proposals require additional documents such as a project budget or letters of support.  Remember to carefully follow the guidelines when developing your grant proposal and allow yourself plenty of time as deadlines are typically firm.  After the grant proposal is submitted, remember to be patient as the review process is typically lengthy.

Relevant workshops (see calendar for current workshops)
  • Fellowship and Grant Applications workshop 
  • Grant Writing Academy
Search  "research," "writing," "grant" or "moving on" on the PLAN Resources page for links to workshop materials and other resources.
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