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Office of Grants & Research

General Tips

  1. Begin early.
  2. Apply early and often.
  3. Don't forget to include a cover letter with your application.
  4. Answer all questions. (Pre-empt all questions.)
  5. If rejected, revise your proposal and apply again.
  6. Give them what they want. Follow the application guidelines exactly.
  7. Be explicit and specific.
  8. Be realistic in designing the project.
  9. Make explicit the connections between your research questions and objectives, your objectives and methods, your methods and results, and your results and dissemination plan.
  10. Follow the application guidelines exactly. (This tip is repeated because it is very, very important.)