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Online Grant Resources

Proposal Writing: Selected Web Sites

Outstanding. Provides essential links for university scholars and researchers needing more than here on research funding in particular.

EPA Grantwriting 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.

Writing Winning Proposals: An Introduction

Excellent advice from the ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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.

Grant Proposal Writing Tips

Some good, clearly-stated tips from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which reviews hundreds of proposals a year.

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 grantwriter.

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.

Winning Grant Proposals Online

Provides funded grant proposals for sale in a variety of categories. Particularly well-stocked with federal grant proposals. A site from the Grantsmanship Center, a Los-Angeles based proposal training center.

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 grantwriter and what to do if a proposal is funded.

Perhaps the best list of proposal writing Internet resources for writing effective proposals, with links to samples, tips and pointers, proposal checklist, and much more. Maintained by Deborah Kluge, a grant writing consultant.

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