Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences



Grant Writing Workshops October 26 - 27, 2017

Dr. Robert Porter returned to East Carolina University (ECU) to address proposal preparation needs and strategies for grant success. A total of 146 faculty, administrators, post doctoral associates, students, and community college leadership were in attendance. What makes a proposal competitive?
  • Significance (important area of research)
  • Original approach
  • Strong likelihood of success (i.e., will make a significant contribution to the field)
  • Knowledge and experience in the discipline
  • Experience in essential methodology
  • Succinct, logical and focused project plan
  • Realistic amount of work (manageable across a time line)
  • Sufficient detail
  • Cost effective


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