In 3â€“5 pages, provide your Methodology and Evaluation Plans.
In developing the methodology for your project, keep these thoughts in mind:
- A project should undertake only activities that will move it toward the objectives.
- If any activities are not necessary for reaching the objectives, do not include them in the proposal.
- The methodology includes the day-to-day, week-to-week, and/or month-to-month activities that will be carried out during the project period.
The Methodology includes:
- Program description
- Research design
- Human subjects (sample)
- Study validity and reliability
- Assumptions and limitations
- Time line
- Analysis (and/or see Evaluation below)
- Non-personnel resources
- Facilities, supplies, technology, etc.
- Any non-personnel resources that will appear in the proposal budget should be described
- Personnel resources
- Who will be assigned or hired?
- Management plan (Work plan)
- Who will be responsible for which activities
- What is the timeline associated with activities (first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, ongoing)?
- How will the project be managed?
The Evaluation Plan includes:
- Description of the specific criteria that will measure the success of the project
- Explanation of data that will be collected
- Verify if your grant application will require an institutional review board (IRB) approval.
- Explanation of the data collection plans at the beginning, mid-program, and final evaluation
- Evaluation instruments that will be used and an explanation of why these instruments were selected
- Plans for writing the periodic reports to keep the funder updated