Proposal Writing Resources
Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal by S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D. of michigan State University - Offers excellent advice on all parts of the proposal. Includes a sample proposal and links to other proposal writing sites.
All About Grants - for biomedical investigators applying for NIH research project grants
EPA Grantwriting Tutorial - an online tutorial from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
GrantProposal.info - a very well organized site on proposal writing. Includes an overview, inquiry and cover letters, standard components of a proposal, a sample proposal, advice from funders, and more. An excellent section on researching funding opportunities is included.
Grants and Grant Proposal Writing - An excellent guide especially for the junior faculty member looking for a research grant. Covers all the basics.
Grantwriting Resources - An excellent list of proposal writing Internet resources for writing effective proposals.
How to Write a Mission Statement - Grantsmanship Center
National Network of Grantmakers: NNG Common Grant Application - A site of the Foundation Center for fining common application forms, including the one by the NNG. This common grant application form is accepted by a number of foundations. It can also be useful in organizaing the information needed in a project proposal.
National Science Foundation Grant Proposal Guide - Guidelines available for those writing proposals for federal grants from the NSF
Nonprofit Guides: Grant Writing Tools for Nonprofit Organizations - SeaCoast Web Design includes smaple grant proposal, inquiry letter, proposed budget, applications and links to grantwriting resources
Proposal Writer's Guide and Proposal Perparation and Submission - An excellent outline by Conald Thackrey for academic faculty and staff. Especially useful are the sections on letters of inquiry to foundations, and dealing with short deadlines.
Proposal Writing: Seclected Web Sites
Proposal Writing Short Course - A site from the Foundation Center with good advice - and well worth a visit
Proposal Writing Budgeting Basics - A site from the Foundation Center with good advice - and well worth a visit
Proposal Writing and Grant Seeking - Grantsmanship Center
Writing a Successful Grant Proposal - An excellent and thorough guide for writing grant proposals, from the Minnesota Council on Founcations. FAQs inlude pros and cons of hiring a professional grantwriter and waht to do if a propsoal is funded.
External Proposal Writing Guides
The web sites listed here represent resources available through other academic institutions as well as through specific funding agencies.
- The University of Tennessee Knoxville Grant Writing Articles, Guides and Manuals
- University of Southern Maine Office of Sponsored Programs Proposal Writing Tips
- A Practical Guide for Writing Proposals by Alice Reid, M.Ed.
- University of Michigan Proposal Writing Guide
- University of Pittsburgh Proposal Writing Tips
- James Madison University Specialized Proposal Development Guide
- University of Montana at Bozeman Proposal Writing Assistance
- Logical Sequence for Proposal Development by Dr. Joe B. Whitehead
- The Art of Grantsmanship by Dr. Jacob Kraicer
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting Grant Proposal Writing Tips
- National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research Grant Writing Tips Sheets
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases All About Grants Tutorials
- National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies (pdf)
- National Science Foundation Guide for Proposal Writing (Archived)
- ScienceCareers.org "How Not To Kill A Grant Application"
- Basic Elements of Grant Writing (from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: Developing and Writing Grant Proposals