Funding a PhD part 2

I just spent five hours on the Grants.gov website, which involved filling out three forms, creating three documents, and logging in at least 20 times. And I thought the Copyright Office’s website was bad! At least you don’t have to re-login every time you hit a button. Whoever is doing the programming for the feds, they need to be fired. Good grief.

Anyway. I’m applying for a grant to fund a Literature Fellowship (prose) from the National Endowment for the Arts. Rumor has it they’re going to be disbanded, along with a number of other arts foundations. The whole thing may just be a waste of five hours, but what the heck. Login again and submit another form.

Here’s what was in my application package:

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF424 – Individual
  • Attachments Form
  • Supplementary Information Form (which said all the same things the app for federal assistance said)
  • Manuscript sample of 25 pages, double-spaced, TNR12, attached to the Attachments Form
  • A Cover Sheet for the sample, attached to the Attachments Form
  • Summary of Publications (my published but not indie published work, with proof it was published, attached to the Attachments Form)

Now I wait. The closing date is March 8, and I imagine it will take several months to process. Or considerably more, if they’re using the Grants.gov website.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Funding a PhD part 2”

  1. JulianneJulianne

    YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! The hoops will be worth it! Keep jumping!!!!

    Reply
    February 12, 2017
  2. Jodie EschJodie Esch

    Wow! That is quite the dance! Fingers crossed that your request will be accepted.

    Reply
    February 13, 2017

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