The University of Iowa

Maxims for Aspiring Grant Writers

Plan Well In Advance Of Need - Responses Take Up To A Year

Grants Are Not Charity - Grants Are Investments

Funding Matches Are Made Through Research Not By Chance

Grant Proposals Are Arguments

Know What You Want From A Funder

Different Funders Have Different Approaches

Grant Deadlines Come Quicker Than Expected

Seek Others Advice When Preparing A Grant Proposal

Always Find Out Why A Proposal Succeeded Or Failed

Funders Want Public Recognition For Funding Your Group

Know What's Going On With Your Funded Project