Grant writing basics - What does a grant look like? Teresa Huff, Grant Writing Simplified Podcast Episode 78

Grant Writing Basics: What Does a Grant Look Like? [Episode 78]

Your past experiences may be more similar to grant writing than you realize!

What Questions Do You Have About Grant Writing?

When I first started grant writing and working with my mentor, I asked a lot of questions. 

Let me rephrase that.

I asked a BOATLOAD of questions.

I bombarded her with so many queries that I apologized for the onslaught. I’ll never forget her gracious response, “I’d rather you ask than wonder.” 

Now that I’m mentoring grant writers myself, I feel the same way. No question is too big or too small!


What Does a Grant Even Look Like?

I was recently a guest presenter about grant readiness in a college class. After the class, a student came up to me and said, “I feel silly asking this, but…what does a grant look like? I’ve tried googling it, but the answers are so confusing!”

I am SO glad she asked!

Funny thing is, I wondered the EXACT same thing before I met my mentor and started grant writing. Except…Google wasn’t a thing yet, so I didn’t have anyone to ask!

Today I’m going to explain what a grant application might look like depending on the type of grant you’re writing, what things are usually included in a grant proposal, and the different ways of submitting a grant. And, most importantly, I explain how you can know exactly how to fill out a grant application!


Listen in today as we go back to the basics of grant writing. If you have a similar question, send me a message. Chances are others are wondering too! Maybe I’ll even answer it on a future podcast episode!

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Grant Writer? Take the Quiz:

If you’re ready to explore this further, take my free quiz, “Do you have what it takes to be a grant writer?” People are always surprised at how many skills they already have. The distance isn’t as far as they thought. Let’s figure out how you can use your skills to help change your world.

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