Proposal Writing Assistance


Grantsmanship videos

Short videos explain the components of, writing a successful grant application, peer review, and managing your grant and more.


Federal Resources

Raise your odds of winning federal funds
The Grantsmanship Center, January 2010
"A Guide for Proposal Writing"
National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, 2004
Tips and Guidelines for a Standard NSF Proposal
from Northern Illinois University's Sponsored Programs Office
"Developing and Writing Grant Proposals"
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
(Go to "General Info", then "Writing Grants")
"Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal"
Environmental Protection Agency
Grantmaking at ED
Answers to Your Questions About the Discretionary Grants Process (April 2010)
U.S. Department of Education
General Grant Writing Tips for Success
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

National Institutes of Health:

"All About Grants Tutorials"
NIH research project grants
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
"Common Mistakes in NIH Applications"
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
"Hints for Writing Successful NIH Grants"
Prof. Ellen Barrett
"Writing a Grant"
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Writing a Grant Application: A "Technical" Checklist (Feb 2011)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant Writing Tip Sheets
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Quick Guide for Preparing NIH Grant Applications
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Foundation Resources

"Basic Elements of Grant Writing"
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
"Proposal Writing Short Course"
The Foundation Center has summarized the steps to writing your proposal.
"The Art of Writing Proposals"
Social Science Research Council (1998)


General Resources

Revising and resubmitting proposals - NCURA presentation, Nov 2011by Marjorie Piechowski, Director of Research Support, University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee

"Some Reasons Proposals Fail"
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
"Grantseeker's Checklist"
Reproduced with permission of CD Publications
"Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations"
"Organizing a Proposal"
James Madison University
"Proposal Writing Guide"
University of Pittsburgh

Writing Partnership Proposals
Brett Pawlowski is the president of DeHavilland Associates, publisher of the K-12 Partnership Report.

Business 101: Writing a Business Grant Proposal
from Online Business Degree