As part of the Office of Research & Engagement’s Faculty Development Initiative (FDI), the Grantseeker’s Toolkit was developed to provide members of the Knoxville campus research community with information they can use to identify an effective strategy for writing successful proposals.
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The Toolkit is divided into sections:
- Grant Writing Articles, Guides, and Manuals — contains articles on effective writing techniques, guides, and manuals from government sources and private foundations.
- Proposal Library — contains samples of successful proposals from numerous grantmaking agencies.
- Frequently Needed Info
- Research tools - electronic resources available to aid in the process.
- Institutional Information — contains commonly used information specific to the UT Knoxville campus.
- Data Management Plans — National Science Foundation guidelines require that projects the agency funds have a data management plan that includes permanent storage and accessibility provisions. UT Libraries has created an archival process for NSF data management plans in Trace (Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange).
- Labeling Proprietary Information
- Broader Impacts for NSF Proposals — The Office of Community Engagement & Outreach has gathered articles and other resources for developing successful broader impact components for NSF grant proposals.
- NSF proposal guide_2014 — document outlining requirements for submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation
- NIH workshop_URLs — FDT NIH workshop summary guidelines and helpful URLs for preparing and submitting proposals to the National Institutes of Health