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Grant Writing Websites

Proposal Writing: Selected Web Sites

Provides essential links for university scholars and researchers needing additional information on research funding in particular.

NIH: Research Project Grant Application

Strategy for Getting an NIH Grant
Writing an Application for a Research Project Grant
Before You Begin
Application Contents
Developing Your Research Plan
Application Contents Other Than the Research Plan
Writing and Formatting
Submitting Your Grant Application
Problems and Concerns Commonly Cited by Reviewers
Referral and Assignment of the Application
Review of Research Project Applications
How Funding Is Decided
When You Have Not Obtained Funding
When Your Application Is Approved for Funding

EPA Grant Writing Tutorial

An online tutorial from Purdue University in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Resources

Includes Developing a Grant Proposal from the CFDA (above) plus terminology proposal writing links, links to application packages, grant making agencies, types of grants, and more.

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

Written by S. Joseph Levine of Michigan State University. Offers excellent advice on all parts of the proposal. Includes a sample proposal and links to other proposal writing sites.

Developing a Grant Proposal

A must-read for those applying for federal grants. By the staff of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

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 also. By Elizabeth Brunner, a California grant writer.

Proposal Writing Short Course and Proposal Writing Budgeting Basics

Two sites from the Foundation Center with good advice - and well worth a visit. Also see their free online Webinar, Proposal Writing Basics.

Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 5th edition by Jane Geever - Free Online Audiobook!

"In partnership with the New York unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), the Foundation Center is making available free of charge a new audio version of the most popular book in [their] Fundraising and Nonprofit Management Series."

Sample Grant Proposals

Proposals from the Idea Bank's Grant Writing Course. Most are successfully funded, and are for funding for fire departments.

Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

An excellent and thorough guide for writing grant proposals, from the Minnesota Council on Foundations. FAQs include pros and cons of hiring a professional grant writer and what to do if a proposal is funded.

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