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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 20 Chapter Building Grantsmanship Building Skills Skills Seek External Funding Seek Programs Activities Interventions Grantsmanship Grantsmanship Combines good writing skills with perseverance Main Steps Main 1. Lay the foundation 2. Build the grant proposal 3. Assemble and submit the final product 4. Grant reviewers review the grant proposal 5. Put the proposal into action if funded or revise and resubmit in hopes of future success #1 Lay the Foundation #1 (A Solid Foundation) Develop the idea for your proposal Review the literature Describe your goals and objectives Identify a funding source Identify potential collaborators – – – RFP = Request for Proposals RFQ = Request for Quotation RFA = Request for Applications Describe Your Goals Describe Your goals should match the goals of your agency and those of the funding agency Identifying Funding Sources Identifying Generating an idea in response to a grant sponsor’s request Finding a grant sponsor to fund the grant seeker’s idea Sponsor Invites Grant Seekers to Submit a Proposal to Request for Applications (RFA) Request for Proposal (RFP) Request for Quotation (RFQ) Funding Source Funding Source % of $s donated Federal 14% Foundations 7% Corporations 3% Individuals 76% Private Donors Private Usually located within the region and often have a specific interest Most Common Types of Grants (Figure 20-4) (Figure Project grant Block grant Research grant Types of Funding Agencies (Table 20-2) (Table Federal (NIH, NCI, NIA, USDA, FDA) State and Local (LA Dept of Ed) Foundations (Pennington, Kellogg's) Nonprofit organizations (ADA, AHA) Institutional (LSU grants) Industry (Pharmaceutical companies) Common Grants Awarded by Federal Agencies Federal Research grants – Collaborators Collaborators Adds to the expertise needed to complete a proposed project Select collaborators carefully Involve them as early as possible in the grant writing process Collaborators should know and agree to perform the duties required #2 Building the Grant Proposal #2 Write the project – Be candid – Be brief – Be on target – Say what you want to do within the first two sentences. A Winning Proposal Winning 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. States clearly defined needs and describes how those needs were identified Describes what will be done Presents material in logical manner Is written in positive terms Does not overuse jargon Presents a detailed budget Gives something back Follows the guidelines specified in the Request for Proposal Is professional looking Is not too short or too long Clear Writing is Critical Clear Why? What? How? When? How well? Who will be informed of the results? Who will benefit? How much will it cost? Components of a Proposal Components Letter of intent (may or may not be required) Transmittal letter Title page Abstract Grant narrative Budget Evaluation Letter of Intent Letter Submit prior to submitting a full proposal – Some funding agencies use these letters of intent to gather an idea of how many proposals will be submitted and do not respond to them – Some agencies read and respond to these proposals indicating whether the seeker should submit a full proposal. Transmittal Letter Transmittal Brief, friendly communication addressed to the individual designated on the call for proposals Title Page Title Many granting agencies have a special form that serves as the title page If a special form is not provided include the information listed on pages 609 and 610. Abstract Abstract Summary of the project Offers a concise view of what is proposed Grant Narrative Grant Needs statement Goals and objectives Methods Data Analysis (evaluation) Dissemination Time and activity chart Capability – – – – Project Design Participants (sample) Evaluation plan (study design) Measurement Budget Budget Direct costs Indirect costs – Salaries – Fringe benefits – Use of existing resources Budget Budget Cost sharing Budget narrative – Occurs when the grant­seeking organization agrees to pay certain costs of the project (by contributing cash or in­kind goods or services) – Describes how money will be spent for every item in the budget Appendixes Appendixes Placed at the end of the proposal Contain carefully selected materials that directly support the proposal #3 Assemble and submit the final product product Have someone else read it and give feedback Check grammar and spelling Submit early – Grants submitted 1­2 weeks prior to the deadline are the ones most likely to be funded. Logic Model Logic Logic Models are also shown on pages 111 and 121 and the model from Dr. Tuuri’s last grant application is posted on Moodle. 4 Essentials Essentials Diligence in researching funding sources Creativity in matching your project’s goals with those of the funding agency Attention to detail in proposal preparation Persistence in revising and resubmitting proposals to potential funding sources ...
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