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Don't be intimidated! You can learn the basics and follow the rules for writing a grant application. If you do so, you may stand head and shoulders above those who don't know what they're doing and don't think the instructions are important. Don't be intimidated! You can learn the basics and follow the rules for writing a grant application. If you do so, you may stand head and shoulders above those who don't know what they're doing and don't think the instructions are important.
-t can definitely be useful to know what are some common mistakes people make when applying for a grant. According to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education, these are often “non-scientific” mistakes. These include a failure to connect the project to be funded with the main goals and vision of the grantmaker; writing a summary page that is not specific enough as well as not making sure your proposal matches what you say in the summary page; going it alone rather than including cross-disciplinary participants in your project; exaggerating what you’ll actually be able to do or — as bad or worse — not planning to do enough; including too much technical detail; not presenting a project that is innovative or significant enough; and being too wordy. Try to get your points across in a concise way — reviewers and judges have a ton of work to do!+It can definitely be useful to know what are some common mistakes people make when applying for a grant. According to a report by the Chronicle of Higher Education, these are often “non-scientific” mistakes. These include a failure to connect the project to be funded with the main goals and vision of the grantmaker; writing a summary page that is not specific enough as well as not making sure your proposal matches what you say in the summary page; going it alone rather than including cross-disciplinary participants in your project; exaggerating what you’ll actually be able to do or — as bad or worse — not planning to do enough; including too much technical detail; not presenting a project that is innovative or significant enough; and being too wordy. Try to get your points across in a concise way — reviewers and judges have a ton of work to do!
There are good arguments for and against two main approaches to writing grants: Do It Yourself or Hire Professionals. The answer depends – on your skills, your available time, and your resources. There are good arguments for and against two main approaches to writing grants: Do It Yourself or Hire Professionals. The answer depends – on your skills, your available time, and your resources.
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**More Tips** **More Tips**
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Successfully winning a grant is not only in the grant writing but also in applying to the right places. Consider some creative ways of finding hidden or less known sources of potential funding. Go and talk to city and county development agencies to see if their’s any public money you might get through a grant or contract. Be bold and call your governor’s office and see what is available at the state level — they’re not always the best at publicizing things!  Don’t be shy — while you’re at it contact your representatives in congress and let them know about your venture and how more funding would benefit the community. They might know about federal dollars that could go your way. Successfully winning a grant is not only in the grant writing but also in applying to the right places. Consider some creative ways of finding hidden or less known sources of potential funding. Go and talk to city and county development agencies to see if their’s any public money you might get through a grant or contract. Be bold and call your governor’s office and see what is available at the state level — they’re not always the best at publicizing things!  Don’t be shy — while you’re at it contact your representatives in congress and let them know about your venture and how more funding would benefit the community. They might know about federal dollars that could go your way.
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