Below are articles and guidelines that focus on generating successful proposals.
Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletters with Contents Listed (from Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC)
Tips for a Winning Research Proposal (from Tomorrow’s ProfessorSM eNewsletter), 15 tips on writing winning research proposals
The Craft of Grant Writing (Texas A&M manual)
Debunking Some Myths about Grant Writing (Kenneth Henson, The Citadel)
Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals by Robert Porter
Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers by Robert Porter
What do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway? by Robert Porter
Writing Winning Technology Proposals by Elizabeth Byrom
Contracts vs. Grants — Grants and contracts are sometimes confused, creating misconceptions about the obligations they entail
Jabberwocky Junkies — Buzzwords and gyrating jargon abound in sponsored research. Here are some trendy examples and ways to kick the habit.
National Science Foundation
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.
Advice on Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation (Susan Finger, Carnegie Mellon)
Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal (George Hazelreig, NSF program officer)
June 2014 article: “NSF push for data on mentoring in proposals”
View video on the NSF Review Process (may require log-in to Sharepoint): This short
video provides a good basic summary of the National Science Foundation’s proposal
review process. From the NSF website: “NSF receives about 50,000 research proposals
every year. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the progress of science, but is able to
support only a fraction of the proposed research with its limited resources. This video
briefly explains how NSF determines which research has the greatest potential–which
would be the most fruitful investment of taxpayer dollars and best align with the
Foundation’s mission to promote the progress of science.”
Access the video on the NSF website.
National Institutes of Health
NIH workshop_URLs — FDT NIH workshop summary guidelines and helpful URLs for preparing and submitting proposals to the National Institutes of Health
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
Other Government Agencies
Writing a Successful Grant Proposal (Minnesota Council on Foundations)
One Program Officer’s Candid Tips for Grantseekers — An insider’s perspective on how foundations operate-and how grantseekers should approach them.