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Common Questions Grant Reviewers Ask About Proposals

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Common Questions Grant Reviewers Ask About Proposals

(Adapted from Getting the Most Out of Your Project and Proposal: A Guide From Beginning to End,  by Jamie Levy (J.D. Levy and Associates, 1998). Used with permission.)

    • Does this project fit funding guidelines and funding areas?
    • What is the importance of this project?
    • Who is affected by this project?
    • Is this project realistic?
    • Are the project goals and objectives realistic?
    • Can the timeline be met?
    • Is the submitting organization capable committed to the project?
    • Is the submitting organization capable of carrying out the project?
    • Does this project duplicate others in the field?
    • If there is duplication, why is this project stronger?
    • Is the staff of the organization capable and accountable?
    • Is the cost of this project justified and realistic?
    • What is the history of the organization; has it shown success?
    • Will this project be continued when the money is gone?
    • Is there collaboration involved in the project?
    • Do the submitters have external support?
    • Is this an all-or-none type of project, or can we choose to fund portions of it?
    • Is this a solid investment for our organization or another?
    • Is the submitting organization able to receive a grant?
    • Does the submitting organization need help in further developing the idea or has it been done well?
    • Are there any overlooked aspects of the project that the submitting organization should be made aware of?



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