Interdisciplinary Research Grant Commonly Asked Questions

Why wasn’t my proposal funded?

  1. Language (usually by scientists or engineers) that was difficult or even indecipherable for non-specialists in the field. This included both jargon and extremely dense prose.
  2. Lack of specificity within the proposed budget about precisely what all the funds would be used for.
  3. A failure to make clear what the significance of the research would be–particularly for readers from other disciplines.