The Retirement Research Foundation is eager to assist grant seekers preparing to submit a proposal. To help you make the most of your time and resources, consider taking the following steps before submitting a full grant proposal.
1. Review and follow the guidelines available at the Apply: Grants page.
2. You may wish to take advantage of the opportunity to send a Letter of Inquiry. This step is optional but can help you receive initial feedback as you decide whether to complete a full proposal. You may use the outline presented below for a two-page summary.
3. Outline what you propose to do:
- The issue you wish to focus on and/or the target population
- Geographic area for your project
- Why the project is needed–and why now
- Proposed objectives and what you expect will change as a result
- Principal proposed activities
- Timeframe for completing the proposed work
- How you will use evaluation
- Who is leading the effort and what are their the qualifications
- Cost of the project, amount of funding needed, and amount already secured.
If you wish to submit a Letter of Inquiry, please do so at least three weeks before the application deadlines of February 1, May 1, and August 1 so that we may assist you. Send your Letter of Inquiry via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in The Retirement Research Foundation!