Ten Ways to Prove You’re an Ethical Grant Writer
In This Chapter
Understanding what’s ethnical and what’s not
Avoiding professional hazards
Turning away from the temptation to cheat
The number-one topic of the queries I frequently receive from both new and veteran grant writers is ethics. If you’re wondering why, consider that in the grant industry, all you have as a grant writer is your name. What do you want to be known for? Having strong ethics or being perpetually caught like a deer in the headlights in a front-page newspaper scandal? I choose strong ethics. If that’s your choice too, then this is the chapter for you. In it, I highlight the top ten ways of keeping your ethical reputation spotless.
Don’t Accept Contingency Work
Never, ever agree to work on contingency. This means that you use your labor, education, expertise, skills, time, equipment, and supplies upfront with no compensation. You get paid only if and when the grant application is funded.