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					This is a guide on how to write a complete and competitive grant proposal. This guide
includes information on how to determine the grant’s requirements, the time required to
write a grant proposal, gathering the necessary information, following the instructions of
the grant letter, supplementing your submission, and double checking facts and work. It
is essential that the grant proposal be turned in before the deadline because any late
grant proposals will not be considered. This document is ideal for individuals or entities
that want to learn more information about how to write an effective grant proposal.
                                                    2010
Instructional Guide for Grant Proposal Preparation
The Elements Your Proposal Will Need to Contain




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Instructional Guide for Grant Proposal Preparation

Basic Considerations ..................................................................................................................... 2
      Determine the requirements. ................................................................................................. 2
      Give yourself enough time. ..................................................................................................... 2
      Gather the necessary information. .......................................................................................... 2
      Follow the instructions to the letter. ........................................................................................ 2
      Double-check your facts and your work. .................................................................................. 2
      Stand Ready to Supplement Your Submission ........................................................................... 2
Elements of a Grant Proposal ......................................................................................................... 3
Deadlines .................................................................................................................................... 3
Forms.......................................................................................................................................... 3
Methods of Submission ................................................................................................................. 3
Required Information.................................................................................................................... 3
Funding and Costs ........................................................................................................................ 5
Resources .................................................................................................................................... 5




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Instructional Guide for Grant Proposal Preparation


How your final proposal should look will be based, in great part, on the organization to which you apply,
as each organization will have its own unique requirements. These instructions are intended to be a
basic overview of the requirements that apply to most grant applications.


Basic Considerations

        Determine the requirements.
        The first determination will be whether or not you qualify, so carefully review the requirements
        for obtaining the grant prior to getting started. If you are requesting grant money for a new
        project, your proposal must be compelling enough to warrant funds. The overriding
        requirement will be to sell your idea of the research you wish to conduct.

        Give yourself enough time.
        If you rush your proposal, you run the risk of submitting an incomplete or sloppy application,
        either of which can result in a denial of the grant. Start early, and give yourself a deadline that is
        before the actual “drop dead date,” so you can check, and double-check your work.

        Gather the necessary information.
        Before you begin to build your grant proposal, compile all the information you will need in order
        to complete it. Some organizations will provide you with a check-list for doing so, but, if not,
        prepare your own.

        Follow the instructions to the letter.
        Make sure you understand the instructions for application, and if you have questions, ask them
        ahead of time, particularly since federal agencies are not always so timely in their responses.

        Double-check your facts and your work.
        Once you are satisfied that your proposal is complete, put it away for at least twenty-four hours,
        then pull it out and proofread it with a critical eye. Even better, have a colleague or partner
        proof your work in an effort to catch inconsistencies, typographical or grammatical errors. This
        is particularly important if English is no
				
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Description: This is a guide on how to write a complete and competitive grant proposal. This guide includes information on how to determine the grant’s requirements, the time required to write a grant proposal, gathering the necessary information, following the instructions of the grant letter, supplementing your submission, and double checking facts and work. It is essential that the grant proposal be turned in before the deadline because any late grant proposals will not be considered. This document is ideal for individuals or entities that want to learn more information about how to write an effective grant proposal.
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