Librarian's Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants

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GLOSSARY OF GRANT TERMS

Abstract. Summary description of a program or project. Usually less than one page in length, it concisely states the main components of the proposal, including the needs assessment, goal, objectives, activities, and evaluation plan.

Accountability. Responsibility of the grantee to account for and report project activities and the expenditures from grant funds. An audit may be part of this process.

Action grant. A grant awarded to support action research.

Action research. Exploration of a situation or service that occurs as part of regular activity within an organization conducting research. Action research attempts to resolve a local problem or provide a service. This immediate, specific application distinguishes action research from empirical research, which is conducted to make a contribution to theory or a body of knowledge within a discipline.

Applicant. An individual, group, or agency requesting a grant award.

Application for supplement. A process of asking the funding agency for additional moneys to support a project.

Application kit. A complete package of materials issued by the funding agency that generally includes instructions and required forms.

Application notice. An announcement that a funding agency is accepting applications for a particular program. The notice may include a brief program description, anticipated funding levels, award amounts, contact information, and the deadline.

Applied research. Research primarily aimed at solving a specific human problem.

Approval/disapproval time. The period of time taken by a funding agency to review and select applications to fund.

Assurance of compliance. Documentation demonstrating that an applicant pledges to act in accordance with regulations governing such areas as affirmative action,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xv
  • Part 1 - Grant Development 1
  • Chapter 1 - Planning- The Core of Proposal Development 3
  • Chapter 2 - Project Design 41
  • Chapter 3 - Project Narrative 65
  • Chapter 4 - Project Personnel 85
  • Chapter 5 - Project Evaluation 101
  • Chapter 6 - Budget Development 141
  • Chapter 7 - Appendices 167
  • Part 2 - Implementation and Management 183
  • Chapter 8 - After the Proposal 185
  • Chapter 9 - Implementing the Project 195
  • Chapter 10 - Managing the Project Day-to-Day 225
  • Chapter 11 - Project Accountability 253
  • Chapter 12 - Project Closeout 289
  • Glossary of Grant Terms 291
  • Bibliography 299
  • Index 305
  • About the Authors 315
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