Steps To Successful Grant Writing

Marilyn Sinclair

m-sincl@uiuc.edu

Successful grant proposals are ones in which the project goals and objectives of the grantee and those of the granter are in agreement, and the recipient has convinced the provider that the proposed plan described for bringing about the goals is reasonable and will be successful.

I. READ IN DETAIL "THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS" (the RFP). It is the primary source of information needed for writing a request for money from a granting agency.

A. Determine the granters' reasons for funding:

B. Check on specifics concerning the available money:

C. Examine the "Criteria for Review and Approval" (Specific points for attention)

II. DEVELOP A PROPOSAL WHICH WILL SELL YOUR PLAN

A. Develop a sound plan and promote its value.

B. Write the Proposal

C. Follow Required Procedures for Submitting the Proposal


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Last updated: 6 March 1997