Join Karl Kapp for an in-depth discussion in this video Scope mistakes, part of Grant Writing for Education.
- Too ambitious, not feasible or too tech heavy…are not the kind of feedback you want from grant reviewers.…Unfortunately, this kind of negative feedback…can occur when the scope of the grant…is mismatched with the resources, personnel,…and problem you are attempting to address.…Issues with the scope of a grant…can occur for several reasons,…let's look at some of the more common scope problems,…and see how they can be avoided when creating a proposal.…Being overly ambitious is not a positive…attribute when it comes to a grant.…
Creating a project that's too big or too ambitious…to be accomplished within the allotted timeframe…and requested budget is not good,…and makes reviewers nervous.…When scoping out a project keep your goals…reasonable, measureable, and obtainable.…Take a close look at the allotted or requested timeframe,…and carefully think about all the tasks…that need to be accomplished.…What tasks are dependent upon other tasks,…and how any possible delays or setbacks in the project…might inhibit your ability to keep the goals of the grant?…
- 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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