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Each of the critical elements for writing good proposals are summarized below. As you read and learn, remember that they are pertinent not only to applications to specific foundations or agencies, but also to the [[domain_discuss:commongrantapplication.com|Common Grant Application]]. And when you're all done with these sections, consider these extra tips before you submit your proposal: Each of the critical elements for writing good proposals are summarized below. As you read and learn, remember that they are pertinent not only to applications to specific foundations or agencies, but also to the [[domain_discuss:commongrantapplication.com|Common Grant Application]]. And when you're all done with these sections, consider these extra tips before you submit your proposal:
-**Some extra tips:** It’s easy to get wrapped up in your own work and not see it the way another person would. It’s a great idea when you’ve finished your proposal to have someone who’s opinion you respect - and who is a good writer - proofread your document. You might be surprised what they will find in terms of typos, grammatical errors, or places where you could express yourself succinctly. And they might have some excellent suggestions as well. While you’re at it, be sure to include a list of all the attachments you’re supposed to include so you and your proofreader can be sure they are all there.+**Some extra tips:**  
 +**Update Septembe 2019:** 
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 +Sometimes the very best advice seems almost too simple. Like one of the top recommendations from experts about writing a good grant proposal. They emphasize that you must be very careful to tell the same narrative in both the budget and the proposal sections of your application. Sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it? But sometimes there are different writers for different sections, and they may not be careful about coordinating with each other. Or a writer could get carried away describing all your plans without first making sure that appropriate cost information has been included in the budget. So just be sure you leave time for careful review before you submit your Grant Proposal. 
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 +It’s easy to get wrapped up in your own work and not see it the way another person would. It’s a great idea when you’ve finished your proposal to have someone who’s opinion you respect - and who is a good writer - proofread your document. You might be surprised what they will find in terms of typos, grammatical errors, or places where you could express yourself succinctly. And they might have some excellent suggestions as well. While you’re at it, be sure to include a list of all the attachments you’re supposed to include so you and your proofreader can be sure they are all there.
**Beware of Reviewers' Pet Peeves**:  In addition to knowing what you should do, here are some quick shots to remind you what to avoid. These are things people who review grants (that is, decide who will win one) get irritated by (and therefore are not likely to award you a grant): **Beware of Reviewers' Pet Peeves**:  In addition to knowing what you should do, here are some quick shots to remind you what to avoid. These are things people who review grants (that is, decide who will win one) get irritated by (and therefore are not likely to award you a grant):
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