Proposal Preparation Advice & Resources

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  • NIH Grant Writing Tip Sheets
  • Many NIH Institutes put out very useful guides and tip sheets on their websites. This link has additional links to several of them.
  • NSF - A Guide for Proposal Writing
  • The staff of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) often provide informal guidance to proposers. While this Guide may provide valuable information for proposal writing in general, it was specifically prepared for programs in DUE.
  • NSF Grant Proposal & Award Guide
  • The Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) is comprised of documents relating to the Foundation's proposal and award process for the assistance programs of NSF.
  1. The basic elements of a proposal
  2. The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  3. How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  4. 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline (in-person classes only)
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