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Grant Proposal Help

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This research guide is designed for Hampton University faculty, staff, and graduate students

  • Learn key contacts within the HU administration
  • Learn the process HU requires for grant applications
  • Learn about important sources of funding
  • Learn how to write a successful proposal

Top 10 Reasons Why Proposals are Rejected

  1. Information is missing
  2. Project activities are not based on industry standards or best practices
  3. Proposal does not show a clear need for the project
  4. Project objectives and project activities are inconsistent
  5. Too much money is requested for a project with modest goals
  6. Too little money is requested for an ambitious project
  7. Budget is not supported by proposal narrative
  8. Staff or consultants lack expertise in the project activities
  9. Proposal is poorly written or inadequately edited
  10. Project plan is not sustainable

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