Previous Chapter Chapter 19: “Aha! Plus Data”: Reviewers, Program Officers, and the Public Are People Too

By: Susan T. Fiske

In: Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up

Chapter 19: “Aha! Plus Data”: Reviewers, Program Officers, and the Public Are People Too

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“Aha! Plus Data”: Reviewers, Program Officers, and the Public Are People Too
“Aha! Plus data”: Reviewers, program officers, and the public are people too
Susan T.Fiske

Writing successful grant proposals is a science, and the experts writing in this volume tell us how to convince our target audience. The process is knowable and feasible but competitive in a volatile political and fiscal environment. One author (Rissman, this volume) estimates her team spends 50 percent of its time writing proposals, and everyone reports 90 percent rejections, consistent with the agency funding lines, so the first lesson is that we all get rejected, and the other guys are not getting grants so easily either (Barr, Salas, each this volume). People typically blame some liability of their own identity—ivy/state/liberal arts ...

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