Developing Your Ideas or Concepts
The following questions will help you evaluate an idea so that you either have a starting point or know that a new direction is necessary. This will help to test your readiness to write a grant proposal, compliments of Robert Porter at Virginia Tech.
Develop Your Ideas
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What is the problem or current need and why is it important?
3. How is existing knowledge or practice inadequate?
4. How is your idea new, different, or better?
5. What goals and objectives will you set?
6. What are the activities or strategies that will help you achieve them?
7. What are the anticipated outcomes?
8. Who will benefit from these outcomes and what will it contribute on a broader scale?
9. How will you evaluate or measure the success of your outcomes?
10. What does it mean your outcomes are proven to be true or not true?
Using a Logic Model
Proposal writers today are being pressed to demonstrate the effectiveness of their program activities by initiating and completing outcome-oriented evaluation of projects.
The guide below was developed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to provide practical assistance to engage in this process.
Last Modified: November 30, 2010