We know that preparing funding applications is time-consuming, so we’ve put together some tips to help you write your grant application.
- Have well defined objectives. What does long term success look like? How will you know you have achieved it? How will these help achieve FiMT’s Change Model?
- Provide clear rationale for your project. Do you have evidence to support your approach? What are the potential pitfalls and your contingency plans? Is the timescale realistic?
- Ensure that the costs requested for your project are necessary and that the figures add up.
- Write in clear English and avoid technical jargon where possible.
- Give yourself plenty of time. It’s really important that you avoid rushing your application.
The Research-Snapshot, produced by the FiMT Research Centre, is a plain language guide to research terms; it might be a useful resource for preparing applications.