The information in this tab is summarized with permission from a four week online course, Grant Proposal Development for Libraries, taught by Grace Agnew, Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Associate University Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries, June 4-29, 2018.
Data in the form of raw numbers, percentages, and ratios give strength to a needs statement.
Specifically, data can be used to answer critical needs statement questions such as:
Dr. Grace Agnew has reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She has also served as a site visitor and consultant to the National Science Foundation since the late 1990s.
Dr. Agnew offers these specific suggestions for a needs statement. They are the omissions that raise big red flags for her in a proposal.