Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Grant Game

Welcome to the Grant Game.  This tutorial was developed to help public health professionals write grants to fund community based projects.

Throughout this tutorial, you will be able to check your progress with quiz questions.  Click on a choice and receive feedback.  Click on the “X” to close the feedback window and continue with the tutorial at your own pace.

What is a project proposal and how is it different from a research proposal?  Both project and research proposals are organized in similar ways.  They both include these major sections:

  • cover page
  • summary
  • introduction
  • problem statement
  • objectives/ specific aims
  • methods
  • evaluation
  • budget
  • appendices
  • However, project proposals are different from research proposals in several ways.  Project proposals usually:
  • focus on developing, implementing and evaluating programs
  • are community based
  • have process as well as outcome based objectives

However, project proposals are different from research proposals in several ways.  Project proposals usually:

  • focus on developing, implementing and evaluating programs
  • are community based
  • have process as well as outcome based objectives

Quiz

Now, suppose you want to write a proposal to develop a new program whereby participants receive special vouchers in order to access specified services. Would this require a Project Proposal or a Research Proposal?

Very good!

The special vouch program proposal is a Project Proposal.

Sorry, that is incorrect.  Try again.

 

Click on the menu option “Grant Writing Links” in the menu column on any page in this tutorial for web resources on grant writing.

The Grant Game was originally developed by Betsy Haughton EdD, RD and colleagues at the University of Tennessee (UT).  It was adapted for web presentation by Paula Zemel PhD, RD with the assistance of UT’s Instructional Technology Center.  The Grant Game was developed with support from:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Maternal Child Health Bureau
University of Tennessee College of Human Ecology
University of Tennessee
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T79MC09805, Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, $176,795, 50% funded by the University of Tennessee, Department of Nutrition. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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