I keep returning to steampunk themes especially in sending mail to the Pataphysical group in IUOMA.
A typical grant writing process involves:
Researching funding opportunities relevant to your field, request, and or specific project
Gathering data and stats to bolster your argument through a survey of the literature and or looking at your own data and analysing/formating it for effective presentation.
Reviewing the funder’s guidelines to ensure you have the information necessary to answer all questions thoroughly and succinctly and are actually qualified to apply.