Funding Institution Vetting
In this chapter we address vetting, one of the more mysterious aspects of grantsmanship. This phase in the application process is where you can gain or lose a competitive edge as well as salvage project arms reviewers might have recommended to be cut. It also discusses pre-award changes that might increase the odds for a favorable funding decision. We discuss progress and final reports with an eye to keeping funded for the life of your grant as project funds are sometimes cut or cancelled. We conclude with ideas for building on your last grant when applying for the next one.