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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 4: Develop Internal Review Process

Guideline: Prior to writing the grant proposal, the grant seeker should develop an internal process for reviewing the proposal before it is submitted. An internal review offers the grant seeker the opportunity to assess its proposal against the funding sources' review criteria and involve colleagues who have not participated in the proposal writing. Smaller organizations might invite peers from larger organizations with prior grant writing experience to participate as part of their internal review process. The Project Lead must manage the internal review process so that the review is accomplished in a timely manner and does not impede meeting submission due dates.


Practical Tips


Intent to Submit Form

This document offers an approach for soliciting input from the parties impacted by the grant proposal.

Peer Review Do's and Don'ts

This document contains a short list of dos and don'ts for peer reviewers.

Tips for Peer Review

This Hamilton College Writing Center document breaks down the peer review process into two steps. Step one is identifying what requires revision, and step two is helping the writer revise the document.