Proposal Strategy

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How to make your proposal stand out

There are many ways to stand out because many proposals are so bad. Just addressing the sponsors’ priorities, undertaking activities with a proven record of success, and presenting a reasonable budget for a sensible work plan will put you ahead of most competitors. To really stand out, focus on the difference between winning and almost winning. Ask yourself, “what’s the difference between a proposal that’s brilliant and one that’s merely [...]

By |2019-06-01T20:41:45-07:00June 1st, 2019|Persuasive Writing | Giant Angstrom Blogs|Comments Off on How to make your proposal stand out

How to Write a Great Title for Your Research Project

START BY TELLING THEM WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET, NOT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO. A great proposal addresses the reviewer’s need. A great title highlights your solution to that need. Emphasize the results, not the activities.Here's a good technique for writing a great title: Make a list of words in your proposal that are important. Focus on those that convey the novelty of your idea. Brainstorm as many titles as you [...]

By |2019-06-01T21:45:39-07:00February 15th, 2018|Fellowships|Comments Off on How to Write a Great Title for Your Research Project