Writing a grant proposal is both an exciting and sometimes intimidating process. In this article, we’ll offer some tips for beginning your 2024 grant proposal.
Understand the Expectations
Before registering for a Fund for Teachers account, we require you to review our application guidelines. Not sure what’s eligible? Curious about timelines? Wonder how much money you can apply for? All this and more can be found here.
Familiarize Yourself with Helpful Resources
Within our guidelines, you’ll find a menu of resources titled “Quick Links.” We curated this short list to streamline the application process. Many more helpful materials are available on our Online Learning Center, found here.
Spend Time on your Application
Fund for Teachers’ grant application is not something one can complete in an hour or two. We regularly hear that crafting a proposal takes upward of 20 hours! Don’t wait until the last minute to sit down and write.
Ask for Help!
Our team of dedicated program officers is here to support you through the process. Please reach out with questions or clarifications. We also recommend finding a trusted friend or colleagues (even someone not in the teaching profession) to offer feedback on your ideas and ultimately review your grant proposal.
In our next issue, we’ll cover tips for planning your FFT fellowship.