Category - Grants

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Basic Research

While most businesses don’t receive grants for basic research – they tend to go to universities or specialized research organizations – this is pure pursuit of knowledge for its own sake rather than to solve a problem.

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Brick and Mortar

A grant targeted to fund buildings – either new construction or renovation – would be a brick and mortar project. For example the US EDA (Economic Development Administration) funds a lot of brick and mortar...

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(Financial) The budget is a financial statement that estimates and details the planned income and expenses for a particular period of time. In some contexts the budget is just the expense line items without any...

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Many grants have a specific deadline, the date and often the time of day by when an application must be submitted in order to qualify for a particular cycle of grant evaluations. Especially for highly competitive grants...

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A funder in the grant context provides the grant money. Funders can be an organization such as a foundation, a government agency, a corporation or an individual. Often but not always the funder is the same as grantor –...

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Funding cycle

Most types of financing organizations have some type of calendar you must fit your requests into, but grant making organizations often have a long funding cycle that you should learn about early on. Grant funding cycles...

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A grant is money given to an organization or individual that does not need to be paid back. Often the money must be used to fund a specific activity or asset purchase, such as a research project or piece of research...

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Grant Writer

A professional grant writer is sometimes hired by companies or non-profits trying to apply successfully for grants that have complex or detailed applications. These professionals understand not only the best practices...

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The grantor is the government agency, foundation, or individual that makes a grant through a well defined process. In the world of US federal grants, the grantor would be a particular type of user that has...

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