Join Karl Kapp for an in-depth discussion in this video Preliminary work, part of Grant Writing for Education.
- A common misconception is that grant writing process…starts once you've found the…appropriate request for proposal, RFP,…or the right grant solicitation.…In reality, the grant writing process needs to start…well before you locate the funding agency,…or even the appropriate RFP.…The preliminary steps in writing a successful grant…involve doing your homework,…and making sure that your idea and approach…are appropriate for your field, pioneering new directions,…and in line with the current trends.…
An early step is to collect and analyze information in…the field related to the problem that you'd like to solve.…If for example, you want to make kids…more interested in algebra,…and your solution is to create a video game…to teach middle school kids algebra,…your first task is to research the field to determine…if any instructional games to teach algebra…to middle school kids have already been created.…If they have it's not the end of your grant opportunity,…instead look at the games and see what…your project might be able to add,…
- 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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