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Storyline Strategy

Your proposal must quickly “hook” your reviewers—likely by the end of page one!

A compelling storyline is a gap analysis with a clear logic flow that provides rationale and context for your proposed project and answers the critical “so what?” question.

Sample Storylines

What exactly does a storyline look like? Access color-coded examples from funded proposals.

One-Page Concept Paper

This “how to” document turns your storyline into a tool you can use to talk with program officers, vet your idea with mentors, and recruit collaborators.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to request hands-on help from our team of grant writers, please contact Sally Bond at sbond@purdue.edu.

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