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What to know about Grant Proposal Development and Writing

The CFDA offers detailed and concise information (approx. 7 pages in length) on successful proposal development and writing. Though not interactive, for new grant seekers this text may be the best foundational information and starting point. The outline is provided below. Please click on to review the information in these sections.

PART ONE: DEVELOPING A GRANT PROPOSAL

1. INITIAL PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

a. Developing Ideas for the Proposal
b. Community Support
c. Identification of a Funding Resource
d. Getting Organized to Write the Proposal

2. REVIEW

a. Criticism
b. Signature
c. Neatness
d. Mailing

PART TWO: WRITING THE GRANT PROPOSAL

1. THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF A PROPOSAL

a. The Proposal Summary: Outline of Project Goals
b. Introduction: Presenting a Credible Applicant or Organization
c. The Problem Statement: Stating the Purpose at Hand
d. Project Objectives: Goals and Desired Outcome
e. Program Methods and Program Design: A Plan of Action
f. Evaluation: Product and Process Analysis
g. Future Funding: Long-Term Project Planning
h. The Proposal Budget: Planning the Budget

Sample Proposals

If you are applying to NIH or NSF, please review these guidelines

What to know about ֱ̲'s Grant Proposal Development and Submission process

1. Contact OSPR to notify staff members of your research interests if you would like assistance searching for grant funding opportunities, resources to support your project (on campus or in the community), or who to collaborate with at ֱ̲.

2. Complete the Intent to Submit form once you have decided to pursue the funding opportunity. This will give OSPR staff the opportunity to prepare for your submission.

3. Review OSPR's polices and proceduresand complete the remaining required submission forms.