Babatunde Oladipupo Kumolu-Johnson (PhD), Stella Toyosi Durowoju (PhD)


The facts bear out that the odds are against most scientific researchers and scholars especially those just starting out in their attempts to win funding for their research projects through their grant proposals. In this study, the researcher takes a close look at some of the proposal related problems and pitfalls that have historically challenged scholarly grant seekers. The intellectual

prowess and specialized training of academics can sometimes be their downfall, when it comes to persuading government agencies and foundations to fund their well conceived, but unconvincingly presented projects. This study adopted explanatory research. Findings from this study reveals that the ability to communicate idea in ways that are contextually relevant is of necessity for possible grant winning proposal and it recommends editorial assistant for drafting, reviewing and evaluating the research proposal and it processes for possible grant.


Basic Components; Grant Proposal; Proposal Pitfalls.

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