- The project abstract, executive review,…or summary is the first impression…reviewers will have of your proposal.…Some of your best writing should be within the abstract.…If you want to look at some examples,…I have placed a couple of example abstracts…from winning grants in the exercise files.…The abstract introduces your project,…it's goals, and the potential impact to the funding agency.…It frames the reader's expectations…for the remainder of the document.…A well written abstract compels the reader…to continue reviewing your grant proposal,…while a poorly written abstract…can turn them away from your proposal.…
Make your abstract interesting, professional in tone,…and directed toward meeting the needs of the funding agency.…Keep in mind that even though the abstract…is one of the first pieces of the proposal,…it's probably one of the last elements you want to write.…Your abstract or summary should truly be…a summary of the other elements of the document.…A summary is best written once all the other sections…
- 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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