Writing grant proposals is a job in itself. For the inexperienced writer, it’s a difficult task to do. Most of the time, proposals end in rejections but Template.net has tips on how you can avoid application pitfalls and submit successful proposals.

  1. Research your good idea. Clearly define your programs and develop a specific actionable plan for what you want to do and why you want to do it. This will also prepare you for the competition.
  2. But before you start writing your proposal, carefully read the application guidelines. If you’re not sure that you are what they’re looking for, better skip it as it may not be worth your time.
  3. Don’t be generic and incorporate data into your proposal.
  4. Put yourself in the shoes of the grant reviewer, think of ways on how you can make your pitch easier to understand. Always follow the grant application format. If they require a cover letter, send one.

For more guidance in writing your proposal, use our samples at Template.net. It’s free, convenient, and easy. You may download these proposal templates and edit them offline or you can also edit them through our online proposal editor. On the right side of your screen, you can see the different proposal sections such as the cover page, executive summary, problem, scope of work, and financial requirements. All you need to do is follow the structure and replace important information to change it.

Regardless if it’s for an NGO, business, research, or even graduate school, keep in mind that grant proposals should be direct and to-the-point. Do away with your metaphors and literary allusions and follow these tips from Template.net.

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