• Writing the Budget in a Grant Proposal

    Grant Proposal While writing the budget in grant proposal writing, write an accurate budget taking in to account all the expenses, and considering miscellaneous expenditures that may arise. However, the budget should never be inflated. To write the budget for a project effectively, divide it into the following subsections: 1) Direct expenses for the project It entails all the expenses incurred as a result of undertaking the project in question. Because you cannot go back to the funding organization to request for more funds after the proposal has been approved, make sure that you accurately write the estimates. While writing the grant proposal, take into account all expenses such as transport, advertisement, recruiting and training cost, space, travelling etc.

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  • Writing a Grant Proposal: Problem Statement

    Grant Proposal This chapter of a grant proposal focuses stating the problem that the intended project will be addressing, and why it is important to address the problem in the said setting/society. Although there could be other problems in the society, you need to focus on one; perhaps you could mention other issues related to the problem you are addressing, and how solving the main issue would contribute to solving them or minimizing their impact in the society. This section of the grant proposal should also consist of background information or data that will help quantify the magnitude of the problem. Although it is argued that qualitative data helps in improving the quality of quantitative data, it is advisable that you use quantitative data when writing a grant proposal. The data presented in this section of a grant proposal should be based on facts for the proposal to have credibility.

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  • Writing a Grant Proposal: Goals and Objectives

    Writing a Grant Proposal Goals and objectives play a significant role when writing a grant proposal because to some extent they guide the project. The grant proposal should state the expected results of the project, and benefits to the society. When conceptualizing this section of a grant proposal, invest time in developing and writing strong goals and objectives. Strong goals and objectives make it easy to implement and evaluate the project. Therefore, you should make sure that you write them in both general terms and measurable terms. Applying critical thinking skills plays a significant role in writing this section of a grant proposal.

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  • Writing a Grant Proposal: The Evaluation Chapter

    Grant Proposal To evaluate means to assess the quality or the progress. In grant proposal writing, evaluation means considering the progress made in achieving the objectives set for the project. For this to happen successfully, the objectives set need to be measurable, and the applicant needs to formulate or develop criteria for making this assessment. In the context of a grant proposal, evaluation could be done by experts outside an organization, or by experts from within the organization. The key in evaluation is making sure that the body of evaluation has a degree of objectivity.

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  • Causes and Solutions to Writer’s Block in Writing Grant Proposal

    Writing Grant Proposal Even after gathering all the information you need, writing a grant proposal is not an easy task. That you might experience writer’s block cannot be ruled out. This notwithstanding, you must devise ways of overcoming this challenge because the proposal must be submitted within the agreed date. Below are causes of writer’s block, and tips of overcoming it, when writing a grant proposal. a)     Health challenges Some health issues may cause you not to focus on writing a grant proposal, or might hinder you from writing a winning grant proposal. When this happens, based on the deadline you have, you could choose to wait and heal first, or you could request for grant proposal writing assistance.

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  • The Grant Proposal Checklist

    Grant Proposal It is always important to have a checklist or outline when writing a grant proposal. It helps in outlining important aspects of writing a grant proposal that can easily slip through your mind. The grant proposal checklist or the outline is also important in that it helps the writer in improving the overall quality of the proposal. While writing the proposal, it is important that you include the following in your checklist: 1)     Have you understood and followed the guidelines given to the letter? You could have a general idea of writing a proposal, but it is a requirement that you follow specifics given by the funding organization. Failure to follow the guidelines given by a funding organization earns you an automatic disqualification.

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  • Guidelines of applying for a grant

    Grant That you will be required to write a grant proposal when applying for a grant is not an option. One of the mistakes that applicants make when applying for a grant proposal is that they follow closely guidelines given in writing a grant proposal, but then do not know what to do after sending the application. Below are guidelines of what you should do before and after applying for a grant. Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the granting institutions for example, when the grants are given, the deadline for making applications, the format to be followed, how the application should be made; electronically or sending a hard copy etc.

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  • Criteria for reviewing a grant proposal

    Grant Proposal Writing a grant proposal  professionally is the determining factor of whether you will qualify for a grant or otherwise. It therefore becomes necessary to understand the criteria used by funding organizations to review proposals before writing a grant proposal. Below is the criteria used to review proposals. However, it is advisable that you get specifics from the organization in question before writing a grant proposal. It helps you in overcoming mishaps associated with writing a grant proposal. The relevance of the project Does the proposal address prevailing issues in the society. Does it consider all groups address their strengths and weaknesses? Does it incorporate all stakeholders? How will the objectives of the project be achieved? How effective is the evaluation design? Expected outcome

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