Traits of a Successful Grant Writer


Are you well suited to become a grant writer?

Answer the following questions with yes or no:
  1. Willing to read instructions completely?               
  2. Willing to follow directions explicitly?                       
  3. Are you extremely detail-oriented?                          
  4. Are you thorough, methodical, and persistent?     
  5. Do you have strong math skills?                               
  6. Able to meet deadlines?
  7. Have the emotional stability to withstand repeated rejection by multiple funders?
  8. Strong professional ethics?
  9. Strong writing skills including grammar and spelling?
  10. Proficient use of Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader software?
If you answered "yes" to these 10 questions, then you have the personal traits to become a successful grant writer.
If you answered "no" to 2 or more of these questions, then grant writing might not be the best career choice.