What do you do when your idea makes complete sense in your brain, but then when you try to write it down it looks like hot garbage?
Getting grant funding is harder than winning on Shark Tank. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it. (And then I’ll tell you how to make your grant better)
I'm sure the last thing you want to be doing right now is thinking about September, but I promise you that taking a few small steps right now will help make the fall grant cycle go much more smoothly.
I know, I know. Capitalizing on a cultural moment to pontificate about grant writing. I’m so transparent. But trust me: there are some good lessons here.
Before you pour that tumbler of vodka and congratulate yourself on submitting your application one minute before the deadline (c'mon, we've all done it): take 10 minutes to write a few things down. I'll take you through what to include.
Writing a proposal for NIH or CIHR is a big freaking deal. But if you do it right, you don't need to drop everything else and run around with your hair on fire to get it done. Here are a few tips.
Read my answer to a client question about how specific to be in a grant proposal.
Do this, and you're more likely to get what you ask for.
A lot of people I work with, whether they're applying for research grants or non-profit funding, have the same question: How do I know what the funder wants? Here are five ways to find out.
Let's be real for a minute: good grant writing is not sexy.
No matter how ambitious, world-changing, and brilliant your idea is, the steps you need to take to write a fundable proposal are seriously mundane.
There's plenty to learn about grant writing strategy from an old SNL clip.
Four ways to make team writing less Lord of the Flies.
Grant writing doesn't need to cause epic meltdowns. Here are 9 ways to make it less stressful.