How do I write a funding proposal?

The KnowPulse KnowledgeBase focuses on short question-based lessons to help researchers get their work done.

Writing grants can be a frustrating process and success rates are generally low (commonly 25-35%). However, repeatedly applying for funding is a reality when working within academia. This repository serves as a place where students and researchers can find advice and tools for writing better grant proposals from academics around the world.

Some of the things you will learn include:

Getting Started

The KnowPulse KnowledgeBase lessons are hands-on, so participants are encouraged to use their own computers to ensure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow. To most effectively use these materials, please make sure to download the data and install everything before working through this lesson.

This workshop assumes no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop.

To get started, follow the directions in the Setup tab to get access to the required software and data for this workshop.


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Setup Download files required for the lesson
00:00 1. Using the Message Box Workbook How can I better communicate my work?
00:45 2. Writing a grant budget How do I determine costs to a project?
Where do I start with preparing a budget?
Are there examples of budgets I can work from?
01:00 3. Writing and Budgeting Resources Where can I find more help with this?
01:05 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.