Although each granting agency has its own set of criteria for evaluating a proposal (a good reason to talk with agency personnel as you prepare your application), some general guidelines are useful in preparing applications. This section presents a collection of common reasons why grants are rejected.
- Deadline for submission was not met.
- Guidelines for proposal content, format, and length were not followed exactly.
- The proposal was not absolutely clear in describing one or several elements of the study.
- The proposal was not absolutely complete in describing one or several elements of the ...