In The Beginning is an Idea

  • Judith B. Margolin


The entire grant-seeking process in a sense may be viewed as finding the means to facilitate good ideas. Now that we have examined the possibilities of affiliation and degrees of independence that a grant seeker may strive for, let us look at the step-by-step process of getting a grant. This chapter will help you learn to evaluate your own ideas as potential vehicles for grants.


Grant Project Grant Proposal Creative Individual Lateral Thinking Nikola Tesla 
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