Although grant opportunities are discovered—and pursued—in many different ways, this section offers a brief description of how many people begin the grant proposal process.
ATTENTION: if you are planning to apply for a grant, please first complete and submit the proposal clearance form.
Sometimes the idea for a project comes first; other times, a funding opportunity arises, and the idea follows. Whatever the case, here are some things to keep in mind as you are preparing to work on a grant proposal:Develop a scholarly agenda
Write a one-page abstract/executive summary
Find a mentor
Alert key people on campus
Alert the Grants Office