This is most direct advice I can offer, followed by the reasoning; I think it’s important you know why I’m advising you the way I am. My answers are lengthy because award application issues aren’t cut and dried; there’s a world of nuance here that one can learn to grudgingly deal with, even enjoy. I don’t think these FAQs should be read in one go. I intend it as a document you return to when and if you need it. You’re welcome to email me with questions, but please first make sure your question isn’t a close version of one listed here. 

Deciding to Apply

The Application Process