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HORT603 - Grants and Grantsmanship

Characteristics of Poor Grant Proposals


  • Proposed research has already been done by others.

  • Derivative research (research may be viewed as a repetition of what has already been accomplished in other systems).

  • Contingent aims.

  • Dead-end research.

  • Technique searching for a problem.

  • Poor justification.

  • PI or PIs lack necessary technical expertise.

  • Not using the most direct approach.

  • Wrong choice of experimental system.

  • Too broad and overly ambitious.

  • Too narrow in scope.

  • No preliminary data.

  • Lacks sufficient details for adequate evaluation.

  • Poorly written and presented.

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David Rhodes
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
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Purdue University
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Last Update: 01/07/08