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Common Reasons for Rejection of Grant Proposals

Common Reasons for Rejection of Grant Proposals

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.

8.4.1 Mechanical Reasons for Rejection

  • 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 ...
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