This week you will write the Proposed Study and Budget sections of your Grant Proposal. The Proposed Study section will resemble a typical methods section like the one you would write in an empirical paper (except that the data have not yet been collected). In this section you will describe the study that you are proposing to conduct to test your hypothesis.
You will also write the Budget Justification section and the Budget for your grant proposal. The Budget Justification section will contain a description of your proposed budget including how grant funds will be used and justifying costs. Proposed costs must be reasonable, necessary and allocable to carry out the project’s goals and objectives.
The Budget, which will be Appendix A of your grant proposal, will follow the format of the budget in the Sample Grant Proposal Template, Appendix A . There is also a Budget Calculation spreadsheet that you can use to determine the direct and indirect costs for your proposed study.
After writing the Proposed Study, Budget Justification and Budget sections, combine them with the completed sections you have done in Weeks Two and Three (with feedback incorporated), and create the first draft of your grant proposal. Submit your draft grant proposal this week for the Week Five Grant Proposal – Peer Review assignment.
See the Grant Proposal Guidelines for detailed instructions on writing your grant proposal. See the Sample Grant Proposal Template as an example of an actual proposal and use it as a template for your grant proposal.