The grant writing toolkit is now live

The Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies has just launched a new Grant Writing Toolkit for Charles Sturt academics.

The Toolkit is an Interact2 organisation site containing detailed information on grant writing with lots of examples throughout. There’s modules for different sections of a grant application (for example, writing about the research environment), and within each module are embedded videos/podcasts and links to external grant writing resources.

The Toolkit is aimed at supporting early- to mid-career researchers but is available to all Charles Sturt staff.

To access the CSU Grant Writing Toolkit:

  1. Log into Interact2.
  2. In ‘Organization Search’, enter: Grant Writing Resources.
  3. Hover over the name of the Organization site (O-Grant_Writing_Resources) and a downward arrow will appear. Click the arrow and then select ‘Enrol’.
  4. Click ‘Submit’ and then ‘OK’. You’ll be taken directly to the Toolkit.

What’s in it?

There’s a host of videos/podcasts, PDFs, templates and links to external grant writing resources and there’s a section for each of the following:

  • Becoming grant ready: Where do I start?
  • Grant basics
  • What makes a good grant application?
  • Effective grant writing techniques
  • Writing a statement of need
  • Writing an abstract
  • Writing the project description
  • Objectives, goals, outputs and outcomes
  • Describing your track record and role in the project
  • Writing about impact
  • Developing an evaluation plan
  • Developing an implementation plan (timelines and Gantt charts)
  • Writing about the research environment
  • Sustainability and scalability
  • Budgets and budget narratives
  • Writing industry grants
  • Reporting to funders

If you have any questions about the Toolkit please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Lisa Limbrick, Grant Development Officer, llimbrick@csu.edu.au.