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Proposal Writing Resources

General Guides

Developing and Writing a Proposal -
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

A Proposal Writing Short Course - The Foundation Center

Writing from the Winner’s Circle - A Guide to Preparing Competitive Grant Proposals by Dr. David Stanley

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal – by S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Funding Agency Guides

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Basic Elements of Grant Writing

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Tips on writing a grant proposal

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Some NEH divisions provide advice on preparing a grant.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Grant Writing Tips Sheets - Resources put out by various NIH Institutes on their websites.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) – Quick Guide for Grant Applications

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) - All About Grants Tutorials - These tutorials help biomedical investigators, especially new ones, plan, write, and apply for the basic NIH research project grant, the R01.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – Common mistakes in NIH applications

National Science Foundation (NSF) - A Guide for Proposal Writing – This guide provides advice for improving proposals submitted to NSF including tips on writing the proposal narrative.

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