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Your proposal should be a compelling presentation of your project, which includes reasonable objectives, a plan to achieve them, and your ability to carry out the plan.
Few proposal writing resources are specifically for individual grantseekers.
Foundations that give to individuals have highly specific criteria, so creating a comprehensive "how-to" guide is hard.
These reviewers are often not experts in your specific field, so you should explicitly define all technical terms, clearly explain your methods, and provide thorough background for your research question.
However, these reviewers are still intelligent researchers, so avoid oversimplification while maintaining clarity.
These funders are more likely to consider your proposal.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, our searchable database of grantmakers to individuals, can help you identify potential funders.
When applying for funding, researchers typically focus on emphasizing the feasibility, novelty, and significant implications of their work.
However, contrary to expectation, research (whether published, planned, or preliminary) is not the sole consideration in grant proposal writing.