Opinion

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Juri Brilts Tuesday, 09 March 2010

Coins on a notebookRecently, I read two articles that I found extremely germane to the enterprise of grant seeking and grant writing. The first, by Mary Walters, “You Can Get the Grant,” was published January 11, 2010 in Inside Higher Ed.

Ms. Walters correctly assesses that the tone of your prose can affect how the reviewers read and react to your proposal. She states that a hesitant or negative tone becomes a sure sign of lack of confidence. Being too verbose, lacking clarity, use of excessive technical terms and generalities can sink your proposal.

 

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Tim Calhoon Friday, 26 February 2010

California AbstractThere are a number of systemwide and intersegmental applications that provide services to our students and colleges in use across the state. 

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Juri Brilts Monday, 08 February 2010

In looking at proposals that have been funded over the years, one interesting element of succesful grantwriting that is becoming more and more important is evaluation.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by David Hammond Friday, 26 February 2010

On2 Technologies LogoGoogle recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of On2, a company which produces high-end video encoding formats. This move has led to speculation that Google may be trying to break the current stalemate in the Web video format wars with its own better-positioned contender.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Tim Calhoon Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I don't see many folks using burndown reports to manage their projects. Maybe because it is not a standard Microsoft Project (MS Project ) report and it is a pain to generate from raw MS Project data using a spreadsheet. More on this in a moment.