Common Mistakes in Proposal Writing and How to Avoid Them

  • Susan Folkman
  • Willo Pequegnat


A key strategy in preparing a grant proposal is to think about the proposal from the perspective of a reviewer. Reviewers work very hard. Each reviewer is assigned a set of proposals that must be reviewed by a deadline, usually within just a few weeks. This work requires a great deal of concentration and reflection, and it also requires time taken from schedules that are already packed. The recommendations in this chapter are intended to help make proposals as reviewer-friendly as possible.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HillsboroughUSA

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