All the hard work that goes into a grant application is designed to attract money from the funding agency. From this perspective, an award is a success, and a rejection is a failure. But even a rejected effort need not be a waste of time!
Multiple Ways to Justify Grant Funds
Grant seekers can often get more grant dollars by considering the various aspects of their programs that can attract funding. For example, a homeless program for men could look for funders interested in any of a number of categories including:
The Abstract is your grant proposal’s first impression, usually the most important part of your grant application. It is the less-than-a-minute chance you have to grab a reviewer’s attention and develop interest in reading more. Based on the first few lines of the Abstract, most reviewers develop a positive or negative mindset about the proposal, and then look for evidence to support that initial opinion. Therefore, the Abstract is THEE most critical piece of the entire proposal and deserves a great deal of time and attention throughout the entire grant proposal writing process. Below are some points to help you in writing a strong Abstract.