Join Karl Kapp for an in-depth discussion in this video Define your project, part of Grant Writing for Education.
- You can't start writing a grant…without jotting down ideas first.…A mistake novice grant writers make…is to feel that they have to jump right into…the grant writing process.…But you must define your project first,…before applying for the grant.…Take your time and carefully define…what you want to accomplish,…and then determine how to craft your grant application.…You need to start by asking yourself some basic questions.…I've included a worksheet to help you with those questions.…
Follow along as I discuss the types of questions…you should be asking.…One of the first questions…many novice grant writers have is:…Where do I find ideas?…There are several places to look for ideas.…You can find ideas in the literature from your field,…from your experience in the classroom,…or through brainstorming sessions with your colleagues.…Look around you for issues and obstacles…that intrigue or interest you,…and think about how a grant-funded project…might address those issues.…
Create a list of problems that face your students,…
- Finding a private or governmental funding agency
- Locating collaborators
- Understanding an RFP
- Dissecting the anatomy of a grant proposal: front matter to appendices
- Avoiding common grant-writing mistakes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Start Writing
2. Understanding the Request for Proposal (RFP)/Solicitation
Parts of the RFP6m 22s
3. Anatomy of a Grant Proposal
4. Common Mistakes
Next steps1m 34s
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