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A Proposal Writing Short Course

This two-part proposal writing guide is available from the Foundation Center Web Pages. It is short but covers the basic parts of a proposal for foundation funding, including what to include and tips for what to avoid.

10-Point Plan for Standard Grant Funding Proposal

This guide is directed toward applicants to private grant sources. In addition to a description of what to include in each part of the proposal, there are samples of Letters of Inquiry, budgets and grant applications.

Murder Most Foul: How Not To Kill A Grant Application

This article by Vic Mohan-Ram from the January 7, 2000 issue of Science's Nextwave, includes numerous tips for writing a winning science proposal for a Federal Agency. While directed specifically toward academic research proposals, many of the pitfalls and solutions are applicable to proposals of any kind.

Writing from the Winner's Circle: A Guide to Preparing Competitive Grant Proposals

This guide was written by Dr. David Stanley and published by Nebraska EPSCoR. With the encouragement the NSF's EPSCoR office, Nebraska EPSCoR has made the guide available on the web. It has an attractive layout and is easy to navigate, as well as being entertaining and very useful, particularly for academic writers. The author includes a Bibliography and useful checklists.

EPA Grant Writing Tutorial

The EPA offers a rather glitzy web tutorial to walk applicants through the grantwriting process. Along with a description of each section of the application, there is a short list of tips, and a sample of the section. EPA has also furnished samples of successful grant applications for three of its programs.

Hints for Writing Successful NIH Grants

This is a short guide written by Ellen Barrett, University of Miami School of Medicine. It is particularly relevant for NIH applicants, but is also useful for anyone submitting proposals in the physical or life sciences.

NSF Guide for Proposal Writing

From the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Undergraduate Education Division, this guide is directed toward applicants who are writing grant proposals for the Undergraduate Education Programs. However, much of the advice is generalizable to grants for other programs. The guide includes a description of the peer review process at NSF.

Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions

The Social Science Research Council has produced a guide to writing a successful proposal. While the examples are from the Social Sciences, the information is generalizable.

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