Writing grant proposals is stressful. So is reviewing grant proposals. One thing that I think will help to make the process smoother for both parties is to understand that a good grant proposal has a story. The more you, the writer, consciously understand, explore, and express that story, the more compelling the proposal and the better the reviewers will understand it. This will make life better for everyone.
People who come from the hard sciences are likely to be suspicious of connecting the word "story" with the term "grant proposal." But, let's think about it. A story has characters... Read more