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Skeleton of a Grant Proposal: How to Start Writing

by Matthew Chase

Given how many social programs and community organizations are already feeling the hurt of deep budget cuts and decreasing institutional support, grants are becoming more and more essential to their survival. 1,195 more words

Professional Development

Michigan Campus Compact Proposal

Western Michigan University’s Office of Service-Learning requests a $4,968 “Research and Writing” grant from the Michigan Campus Compact and the Michigan Nonprofit Association to develop an innovative program model that supports community organizations working at prevention, the entry and exit points of the criminal justice system. 40 more words

Grant Proposals

For your NSF proposal, fit your Broader Impacts to existing infrastructure

One of the challenges to writing a compelling Broader Impacts section in your grant proposal is that we are not generally educated in this area. We are not high school teachers. 499 more words

Grant Proposals

How to annoy your grant reviewer, in 5 easy steps!

I wrote this piece on grant proposals about 6 months ago, which I remembered since I’m on a National Science Foundation review panel today! The panel lunch break is a good time to finally post it… 827 more words

Science (general)

Grant review: best proposal or most needy scientist?

In a few short hours I read nine proposals from graduate students interested in funding for their research. Because this was a focused call, they were largely similar. 674 more words

Grant Proposals

Ten tips for writing successful NSF full proposals from a recent panelist

Right now a lot of us are waiting to hear if we won the NSF lottery. Someone recently on a panel who did not want to be identified shared some thoughts about what makes a good proposal. 1,089 more words


Holy Crap Batman! Double-spaced everything??!!!??

The “Application for New Awards; Upward Bound Programs” was published and made available to the public on Monday, October 17th, 2016.

Though many of us grant professionals respectfully requested that they reconsider, in this, the Department of Education has decided to uphold a new double-spacing requirement for all text in the application narrative, … 149 more words

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