- Submittal Process
- Budget Preparation
- Facts for Submission-ID Numbers
- Writing Assistance
- Training Opportunities
- Transmittal Form
- Funding Opportunities
- University Support
- Collaborative Seed Money
- Faculty Travel Funds
- Student Travel Funds (Intercollegiate Academics)
Proposal Writing Assistance
There are a variety of on-line resources to assist you with your proposal writing.
A resource from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This interactive software tool walks you through the grant-writing process and helps you to learn to write more competitive grants.
- Grants & Funding-About Grants
- New Investigator Guide to Research Funding: Outlines strategies for gaining an NIH grant and explains basic funding concepts and processes to new and would-be principal investigators.
- All About Grants Tutorial: A resource from NiH and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) featuring tutorials to help biomedical investigators, especially new ones, plan, write, and apply for the basic NIH research project grant, the R01. This advice comes from the experience of NIAID staff, including former NIH grantees, and should be considered as opinion only. Differing opinions may exist.
- Proposal Writing: The Business of Science: This guide, written by Wendy Sanders and provided by the Whitaker Foundation, discusses how to obtain a NIH grant, including a look at the NIH review system.
- The Original How to Write a Research Grant Application : This resource by the National Institutes of Health, May 2002 takes you through the PHS 398 forms and shows how to respond to events after application. You can review the original tutorial, and other tutorials as well through this site.
- Funding: How to Prepare Your Proposal
- A Guide to Proposal Writing: National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, 1998. A Practical Guide for Writing Proposals. A resource written by Alice N. T. Reid.
- Some Tips for Writing Grant Proposals: A resource written by Jan Harrington, National Science Foundation, October 2000.
- How to Write a Grant Proposal: General tips not limited to USDA Rural Development. Contains links to other sites with additional advice.
How to Write a Quality Grant Proposal from Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Education.
- Funding Opportunities - Grants & Contracts
This is a free web-based grant-writing site offering tools for established non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups through the grant-writing process.
This publication is an excellent free resource for new grant-writers This resource is written by Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner.
A resource from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
A resource from the J. C. Downing Foundation that offers practical tips that can help grant seekers increase their chances for a successful application with any foundation.
Written by Dr. David Hemenway. This commentary discusses how you can improve your priority score by 50 to 100 points or more. It is based on factors totally unrelated to the science of your proposal but which will definitely cause your priority score to deteriorate unless you pay heed to the items listed. Ignore them if you like, but it will still impact (negatively) on your priority score.
The Foundation Center has summarized the steps to writing a proposal.
Written by Dr. David Stanley, was published by Nebraska EPSCoR in 1996 to assist researchers in Nebraska (and other states) as they develop grant proposals.
Includes advice on both government and private grants.
A PowerPoint with general advice and some specific to NIH & NSF from the Oklahoma EPSCoR Director. Pay special attention to the slide that reminds you not to bring your proposal to Research Administration at 4:30 p.m. on the day it’s due!