It’s a common myth that a grant proposal has to have a unique and innovative twist. A successful grant application begins with the identification and description of an existing problem that hinders instruction and learning. The daily problems you face in your classroom are often the best opportunities for grant rationales.
- Detail and document the nature of the perceived problem, then place it in the context of a recognized national problem.
- Use research, background data, and numbers to help make your case and justify your request.
- Write to fund what you want to do, not what you want to buy!