Note: Access to some items may require logging in with your NetID and password. Internet Explorer users must precede their NetID with UTK (example: UTKNetID).
This collection should be seen as sample proposals and not necessarily model proposals. In reviewing them, keep in mind that some are dated and do not necessarily reflect current funding priorities and proposal requirements of these same grantmaking agencies. Nevertheless, sample proposals are a source of ideas; sometimes they point out things you may want to emulate in your proposals, and other times they illustrate qualities you wish to avoid. Either way, you learn something.
Open Grants is a project supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative to make it easier for researchers to share and find submitted grant proposals to a range of agencies. Please note that the database includes funded and non-funded proposals.
National Science Foundation
NSF PIRE Proposals
Other NSF Proposals
National Institutes of Health
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
Education: K-12 School Grants (US Dept of Ed and other agencies)