Proposal Development Resource
Welcome to Grand Challenges Canada’s online proposal development resource. As part of our mandate to fund bold ideas that improve the health and well being of people in developing countries by integrating scientific/technological, business and social innovation, Grand Challenges Canada has developed resources to assist applicants with preparing their grants in response to Requests for Proposals. This online resource is intended to complement the in-person, by invitation-only workshops we offer for specific programs. Recognizing that we cannot reach everyone with our in-person workshops, we hope this resource will help researchers and innovators around the world, whatever their area of study, to develop their project proposals and maximize their chances of success in seeking funding.
Grand Challenges Canada is committed to supporting capacity building in less developed settings. The online proposal development resource offers general advice that is applicable to grant writing beyond the specific funding programs of Grand Challenges Canada. We encourage users to view, share and build on these proposal development resources to accommodate their needs. All content is freely available for downloading and dissemination.
The online resource is divided into four parts:
- Advice from Applicants – Previously successful applicants discuss their experiences writing grants for Grand Challenges Canada and affiliated programs…more
- Mechanics of Writing – Professional writers and editors provide advice on how to effectively communicate and organize proposals for funding…more
- Perspectives of Mentors – Experienced grant writers and reviewers offer their views on what makes a successful proposal and their “top tips” for grant writing…more
- Building a Path to Scale – Information to help you generate a plan for how your innovation will go to scale and have impact, and to communicate this outside of a strictly research environment…more