[Grants-discuss] PostgresPy proposal
James William Pye
flaw at rhid.com
Thu Sep 23 08:53:08 CEST 2004
On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 03:06, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> I see that you have left the financial details out of the proposal -
> I'm sure you know you will have to provide them before you submit
> your proposal.
Are you referring to my lack of a specific amount of support? (A dollar
amount.) Or are you referring to something more?
If you are referring to something more, I assume you mean point B in the
call requires more than what I have in my proposal.
If this is the case, how much precision is required to satisfy point B?
> Will it be free software, will there be a fee for a license, ...?
It is now specified. Thanks.
> Some people have commented that they would like to see some more
> "selling" in a proposal, i.e. who you are and why you are perfect
> for the job (you answer this somewhat), and why the project is good
> for Python (e.g. who would be using it).
Okay. I think I have addressed some of these comments.
Please see the updated version:
I still need to fit in 'who I am' somewhere, perhaps I will just open a
new "Proposer" section.
Thank you for your comments Martin, they are greatly appreciated.
A question for everyone (That made it this far ;)
When talking about yourself in a formal document like a grant
proposal, is it still wise to avoid the first person?
To me, it seems a bit silly to be talking about yourself in the third
person as it seems almost as if one would be trying to avoid sounding
self-serving by speaking in the third person, which would ultimately be
counterproductive in my mind, and especially so, if it were to influence
the listener(reader) to think in such a way.
Well, I would at least note the writer's decision to do so, which would
likely influence me to think less of the speaker/writer..(Surely, some
exceptions to that would exist.)
James William Pye
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