Including a literature review in the Needs Assessment section of your grant proposal can seem like a daunting task. Unfortunately, applicants who do not include such a review face an immediate disadvantage.

It is important to have a problem or need that is real and well-documented, and it's equally important to show funders that you know what researchers have done to successfully (or, in some cases, unsuccessfully) address needs like yours in the past. In your grant proposal, you should demonstrate the significance of your proposed project by citing any pertinent literature.


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