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Expert Advice on Proposal Writing

General Proposal Writing

Debunking Some Myths About Grant Writing

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Fundamentals of Grantsmanship

Dr. Janet Rasey of the University of Washington gives excellent, consise advice on how to develop a fundable proposal.

Proposal Writing Short Course

Classic proposal writing tutorial from the Foundation Center.

On the Art of Writing Proposals

Remarkably clear and lucid advice on what really matters in a grant proposal from the Social Science Research Council.  While written for those applying to the SSRC, it offers helpful insight for those from all disciplines and  agencies.

National Science Foundation

A Guide for Proposal Writing

Detailed guidance from the National Science Foundation's Division on Undergraduate Education on how to write a competitive proposal.

Twelve Steps to Winning a Research Grant

Advice from a long-time NSF program officer.

National Institutes of Health

Writing An AREA Grant Proposal

A detailed PowerPoint presentation by Charlene Alspach that explains NIH, NIH scoring criteria, and how to write a competitive AREA grant proposal.

Ten steps to a winning R01 application

How to write a research project grant application

Grant Writing Tips Sheets

Links to grant writing advice at several institutes.

Common Mistakes in NIH Applications

Approaching Foundations

How to Write a Letter of Inquiry.

This is a good outline of the important elements of a Letter of Inquiry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

 

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