Grant Proposal Assistance: How it Works
5 Steps to Preparing a Winning Grant Proposal
When you are ready for us to begin reviewing your grant proposal, upload your draft via our secure web portal. One of our managing editors will review it carefully and send you a price quote and timeline, for your review and approval.
Meet your grant reviewer over the phone or Zoom. The reviewer is familiar with your general field and with the funding body. Tell them about your research and the funding body you have chosen, clarifying your specific requests and needs so they can take this into account while reviewing the proposal.
Your grant reviewer will conduct a thorough review of your proposal to identify strengths and weaknesses, and sections that may need improvement. We will give you concrete ideas for how to close the gap between your draft and the intended funding body to give your proposal the best chance of success. This includes making sure you clearly articulate your research questions and the gap in the field, confirming that your methodology is sound, demonstrating impact, and clarifying reasons why your research justifies external funding.
After we complete our initial review, you will be able to review our comments and decide what changes you want to implement and how you want to revise your work. Our feedback is intended to enable you to sharpen the scientific argument and offer a compelling articulation of the contribution and impact you plan to make.
Once you have revised your work as you see fit, we will undertake a comprehensive final review to ensure that your proposal is ready to be sent off to the funding body. This includes a full language edit to ensure that the proposal is written in polished, professional academic style – the kind of proposal that will compete with other top scholars from around the world. You will then be able to submit the proposal with the confidence that it will be seriously considered by the granting body.