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Introduction to Proposal Writing: Database Articles
This guide provides general information on grant writing and supports Forefront's workshop, Introduction to Proposal Writing
The article discusses the common mistakes found in writing grant proposals which includes missed deadline, spelling and grammar, size of request and failure to follow directions. It mentions that even the simplest error can cause the proposal to be moved to the not in consideration pile. It suggests to prevent mistakes in order to obtain the grant funding.
The article offers tips for writing a technology proposal that can bring in funding for technology in a classroom or laboratory. Topics discussed include the increasing importance of grants as means for funding technology in schools and classrooms, the need to carefully read through the request for proposals, and the importance of reviewing the funding agency's giving priorities. Also mentioned are the areas of focus of each funding program.
The article presents information on how to apply for academic grants. The author suggests that teachers state their need in their grant applications, do research on the grant funder, and be creative in grant writing. The article also discusses collaborating with colleagues, collecting data for grant reports, and building relationships with funders.
The article offers a refresher on best practices for writing proposals. A checklist of proposal writing tactics is presented. Companies who use these tactics spend less time writing proposals, win profitable projects more often and attract higher qualified professional talent. Engineering firms need to improve their business development systems. Preparing concise, efficiently composed and relevant responses to requests for proposals are a successful consultant's stock-in-trade.
The article discusses why some grant proposals may fail to receive the funding they need. Topics covered include the possibilities that lead to failure such as the vagueness of details mentioned in the proposal, an organization's lack of credibility to potential funders, and circumstances such as budget cuts and changes in priority.
Recommended search terms
Recommended search terms:
"grants in aid"
Use citation results to find full-text articles in one of the Library's article databases.