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5 Overlooked Grant Basics Part I: Planning a Fundable Project

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 17:10 PM / by Roland Garton posted in best practices in grant writing, grant writing help, grant research tips, How to Grant Write, grant writing, Grant Writing Tips, Grant Writing and Planning, grant planning, overlooked grant basics, fundable project, grant project development, developing fundable projects, securing grants


This blog begins a series of five blogs that address basic aspects of successful proposals that are often overlooked. To start, I’d like to addresst the notion that writing is the primary ingredient in a successful proposal. Not that writing quality is unimportant—poor writing can sink a great idea—but it is even more crucial for the proposed project itself to appeal to the funder. Creating a compelling proposal is not a writing task as much as it is a programming and planning task.

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Writing Powerful Grant Summaries and Grant Abstracts: Tips & Hints

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 09:11 AM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in grant services, grant announcement, best practices in grant writing, application tips, grant application hints, grant formatting, How to Grant Write, Grant Writing Tips, grant application tips, grant formatting tips, grant formatting hints


Nearly every grant application requires a summary or abstract of some sort, and it is often the first thing a review committee will see. So it is vital that the summary or abstract be very strong, as it will set the tone of your application and may even determine whether or not reviewers will continue through the rest of your application. Here are some tips to help you write a powerful grant summary or grant abstract.

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The Common Errors of Grant Writing

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 @ 22:11 PM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in grant services, best practices in grant writing, Grant writing objectives, grant writing submission, grant editing, grant writing examples, How to Grant Write, grant strategy, Grant Writing Tips, Write a Better Grant Series


It may sound like we’re stating the obvious, but one thing grant writers need to be diligent about is the proper use of grammar and punctuation in their writing. Obvious errors are one of the common complaints from grant reviewers we talk to. Such errors could immediately put you at a loss or disadvantage with a grant reviewer – and it’s not hard to remedy before you submit, but hard to recover from afterwards.

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