Proposal-writing process

Write a concept paper to test your idea further.

A concept paper is 1-2 pages long. It should contain the following:
  • Three sentences answering: What do you want to do? How is it focused on the Goshen College mission? How much will it cost? (a ballpark figure)
  • Two-three sentences describing the need or problem being addressed
  • Two paragraphs on the proposed solution
  • One paragraph on the benefit this particular solution (outcome) will bring or, for science proposals, the method that will be followed
  • One paragraph on why you are the best person to do this project
  • Three key words to use for searching for funders

Use this concept paper as a foundation for discussion with the grants coordinator, department chair or the Presidentís Council member who supervises your department.

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