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Common Blunders in Proposal Development

 The following are common blunders in proposal development:

  • The proposal did not follow the sponsor's guidelines
  • Proposal was too vague/lacked specificity
  • Unrealistic budget; scope of work and budget must be complementary
  • Poorly designed project
  • Too many unanswered questions
  • Proposal did not match the sponsor's priorities or areas of interest