Confessions of a Peer Grant Reviewer: Disclosing the Process and Procedure
Time is of the essence. Grant reviewers often have multiple applications to review at once. Therefore, make the process less complicated for them! The key to proposal development is to convey your message in a clear and concise manner that makes the reviewer just as excited and enthusiastic about your project as you!
This session will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the peer grant review process and to increase awareness of common mistakes made when submitting grant proposals.
The learning objectives of this session are:
1) Provide an overview of the overall grant review process and procedure
2) How to utilize proposal guidelines to determine what reviewers are looking for
3) Discuss the importance of using pictures, graphs, and tables within proposals
4) Discuss how to write your proposal so reviewers can easily locate information
5) Disclosing key tips that grant reviewers wish every applicant knew
6) Using reviewer feedback to your advantage
This presentation aligns with the GPC competency of "How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application." Grant professionals will leave this workshop with a thorough knowledge of how to write effective proposals that reviewers want to read and fund. Participants will fully understand the "behind the scenes" process and procedure of grant reviewing and how to ensure their applications are clear, concise, and coherent.
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
Althea Lewis, MBA has over 10 years of experience in grant writing and consulting. In 2013, she started her own grant writing business and has numerous clients. In addition, she possesses over six years of experience as a grant reviewer for federal agencies such as HRSA and SAMHSA. She has successfully secured over $8 million in federal funding and private foundations and fundraising. She also serves as a part-time instructor at local community colleges to facilitate nonprofit seminars.