Grant Writing Articles, Guides, and Manuals

Below are articles and guidelines that focus on generating successful proposals.

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Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletters with Contents Listed (from Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC)

Research Development & Grant Writing News published by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC (same as above; no contents listed)

The Art of Grantsmanship by Jacob Kraicer

University of Michigan Proposal Writer’s Guide

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, UTK Office of Research

Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers by Robert Porter, UTK Office of Research

Contacting a Grant Program Officer: Sample Letter

What do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway? by Robert Porter, UTK Office of Research

Water off a Duck’s Back — How to deal with reviewers’ comments when your proposal is declined

Facilitating Proposal Development: Helping Faculty Avoid Common Pitfalls by Robert Porter, UTK Office of Research

Off the Launching Pad: Stimulating Proposal Development by Junior Faculty by Robert Porter, UTK Office of Research

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 and STEM Outreach Resources

Sample Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit Statements

Advice on Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation (Susan Finger, Carnegie Mellon)

Advice for Meeting Program Officers at NSF — Understanding the Grant Review Process (Richard Nader)

Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal (George Hazelreig, NSF program officer)

NSF Proposal Checklist

NSF Grant Proposal Guide

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Tips: A Collection of Essays

NSF Review Process

Sample Post Doc Mentoring Plans

A Guide to Writing Proposals (Education and Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education)

Tips for Developing an NSF Data Management Plan

NSF Data Management Plan Packet: Policy, Templates and Samples

Data Management Plans by Rice University Researchers

National Institutes of Health

New NIH Proposal Format and Review Process — Video and PPT: What Applicants Need to Know

NIH Grant Writing Tips Sheets

NIAID:  All about Grants Tutorials

National Cancer Institute: Quick Guide for Grant Applications

Video: Inside the NIH Grant Review Process — A 15 minute video of a simulated NIH review panel

How to Write an NIH R13 Conference Grant Application

Key Elements to Consider in Preparing an NIH Data Sharing Plan

Sample Data Sharing Plan

Social Sciences

Social Science Research Council: On the Art of Writing Proposals

National Endowment for the Humanities

Do’s and Don’t’s for NEH Fellowship Applicants

John Lippincott, The Art of the Fellowship Proposal

Reasons for Rejecting an NEH Grant Proposal

National Endowment for the Arts

Tips for Applying to the NEA

Tips for Writing Successful NEA Proposals

Other Government Agencies

USDA Review Process

US Department of Energy Merit Review System

EPA Grant Writing Tutorial

Appalachian Regional Commission: Preparing a Grant Proposal

Private Foundations

The Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course

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.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Grants Program