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Proposal Writing Resources

National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

National Institutes for Health Tips for Successful Grant Writing

The Catalog of Federal Assistance Developing and Writing Grant Proposals

The Foundation Center's Proposal Writing Short Course

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.

Academic  Sites

Agency  Sites