Institute for Research & Scholarship

Proposal Development Resources


Below are links to materials to help you prepare the narrative portion of your proposals.  Always follow the given guidelines for each individual grant opportunity. 

To set up a proposal consultation, contact Dana Ohren at or call 940-6424.


Grant Proposal Writing Tips by The Corporation of Public Broadcasting

Proposal Writing Short Course by The Foundation Center

Grant Information by Environmental Protection Agency

The Art of Writing Proposals by Social Science Research Council

Hints for Writing a Successful NIH Grant by University of Miami School of Medicine

Proposal Writing Hints by Wellesley College

The Grantsmanship Center - This site is somewhat new, but promises to be a repository for guidance and tips on writing successful grant proposals.

Guide for Proposal Writing - NSF Division of Undergraduate Education


Proposal Guides for Federal Applications


National Science Foundation Grant Proposal Guide

Application Guide for NIH and other PHS Agencies


Most other granting agencies, including federal ones, have individualized proposal guidelines for each grant opportunity.  If you are having difficulty finding the appropriate guidelines, please contact Dana Ohren for assistance.