Once you find a promising opportunity, it’s important to take the time to thoroughly evaluate the funder. Writing an application is hard work, and you want to be sure the opportunity is a good fit before you forge ahead.
It can be tempting to jump into the search for funding, but taking the time to ensure you have a clear vision, the right support, and the resources necessary to apply for grants can save you from a fruitless search. Before you begin your funding search, consider these questions.
When searching for funding, many people start their research with well-known national foundations. While national foundations typically have abundant resources and grants to distribute, they are also inundated with a large number of grant proposals, which makes it difficult for a proposal to compete.