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Grant and Proposal Writing 101
Transcript of Grant and Proposal Writing 101
Funding Proposal & Grant Writing 101
First thing's first...
What is a grant?
GRANT(n.): Money given by a particular organization (ie: government organization or corporation) to another organization or an individual for a specific purpose.
Consider approaching your funding or grant proposal as you would writing a paper for a class. This involves: RESEARCH, PLANNING, WRITING, EDITING, and SUBMITTING ON TIME.
Before the Grant
Know Thy Self!
Know Your Funder!
What is the purpose of the fund?
Who will adjudicate?
Know your audience.
Know where to look!
Know WHY you exist
Know WHAT you do
Know WHAT you want
Read funder's requirements THOROUGHLY
Very little room for creative expression...
Remember to treat is like writing an assignment
History & Mission
Budget & Budget Description
The whole proposal could be anywhere from
Make every word count.
Parts of a Proposal
Edit, Revise, Edit, Finalize
Program/Project Description & Outcomes/Impact
After the Grant
After Saying "Please" You Must Say "Thank You"...
And Keep a Detailed Record of What You Did with the Money...
Be sure to meet report deadlines and requirements.
Always remember to research opportunities from past funders.
What is a fund?
FUND (n.): A sum of money or other resources set aside for a specific purpose
Walter Gage Fund - ongoing; up to $2000 for student conferences
AMS Innovative Project Fund - annual (fall deadline); up to $5000
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund - annual (fall deadline); $1000 - $150,000
Connect to Community Grants (up to $1500) and Chapman Innovation Grants (up to $10,000) - annual (late Feb deadline) for community partnerships
UBC Global Fund - ongoing; up to $2000
Club Benefit Fund - ongoing; up to $1500 for AMS Clubs
Student Initiative Fund - ongoing; up to $500
Sexual Assault Initiatives Fund - ongoing; up to $1000
AMS Impact Grant - annual (March deadline); up to $3000 for research
Any Department or Organization (e.g., Undergraduate Society)
Attend an Info Session
Request an advising appoinment
Hand it in on time!
Writing the Grant Proposal
Who has similar goals?
Who could benefit from a partnership?
Who could enhance your goals?