Writing a grant application is not like writing a paper; it is a technical writing genre unlike any other, and it requires a strategic and systematic approach.
Advice on writing
There are four key aspects to writing a good grant application:
- a great idea
- a clear description
- a skilled team
- a reasonable budget.
The College office can't help you come up with great ideas, but we can help you with the rest. Below you will find some guides and tools that will make for a more effective grant application:
- General notes on applications
- Elements of a good application
Articles on grant writing:
Advice on budgets
Budget development is something that a lot of researchers struggle with. Below you will find links to guides and tools to aid your budget development. You can also work with staff within your School and College research offices.
- Advice from ‘Research Whisperer’ on budgets
- RMIT salary schedules
- DSC budget template (XLSM 155 KB)
- RMIT application tools and templates including per diem rates, car hire etc
- RMIT travel policy
- ATO travel
- RMIT’s Early Career Researcher (ECR) network is a central service that supports and fosters the development of RMIT’s early career researchers. It provides a space where ECRs can network, find out about collaboration opportunities and build their research skills.
- How to apply: Submitting a grant application.
- DSC College successful grants library (staff login required).