Here are some helpful tips to aid you in your research grant proposal submissions!
Take your time and thoughtfully prepare your proposal well before the deadline.
Make sure the thought process of the application is easy to follow and that all the parts of the application fit together.
Be sure that your proposal:
Gather all relevant information about submission deadlines and review timetables. Make sure you have time to write multiple drafts, solicit colleagues or mentors to review your draft and prepare materials.
Estimate how much materials, equipment and staff will cost and determine how your budget relates to your research plan. Remember that everything in the budget must be justified by the work you are proposing to complete.
Make sure your application is easy to read and follows the usual format. A clear, organized well-written application will stand out and make a good impression. When viewing applications, reviewers want to know that you:
Enlist the help of outside readers to review your application and provide objective feedback. It might be beneficial to have your Medical Director or someone who is constantly conducting research to review your application.
Prepare all documents ahead of time and submit your application in its entirety prior to the deadline.