Grant Application Tips (after a first attempt failure)
In early October (2016), I submitted an application for a grant from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). They have many grants available, but the one I focused on was for the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund – Concept Definition (aka a Prototype), which is typically offered twice a year (April-ish and October-ish deadlines).
This grant is extremely competitive and unfortunately we did not receive the grant. A few months ago (February 2017), I had a follow-up discussion with a member of OMDC and received some great feedback on my application and why the professional council did not recommend us for the grant. Below are eight things I found helpful from that discussion and just going through the process.