Proposal Writing Resources

Campus Proposal Writing Help and Training

UNC-Chapel Hill offices that offer proposal writing assistance and training for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

National Institutes of Health-Specific Resources

Guides for preparing and writing NIH grants in particular.

Successful Proposals Collection

This collection of successful proposals serves as a reference for UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the process of applying for funding for research or advanced study. Access is restricted to current UNC-Chapel Hill community members with a valid ONYEN.

Academic Scientists' Toolkit

from Science magazine's "Next Wave"

Art of Grantsmanship

Compiled by Dr. Jacob Kraicer.

Art of Writing Proposals

Download here. From the Social Science Research Council.

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications

from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

External Proposal Writing Training

External proposal writing training for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

Federal Proposal Writing Resources

General Federal proposal writing resources.

Getting the Grant: How Educators Can Write Winning Proposals and Manage Successful Projects

Download here (eBook). Rebecca Gajda and Richard Tulikangas. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 2005.

Grant Application Writer's Handbook

Access here (eBook). Liane Reif-Lehrer. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005.

Grant Proposals (or Give me the money!)

A handout provided by UNC-Chapel Hill's Writing Center to help graduate students write and revise grant proposals for research funding in all academic disciplines.

Grant Seeker's Budget Toolkit

Download here (eBook). James Aaron Quick and Cheryl Carter New. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Grant-Writing Tips for Graduate Students

Chronicle of Higher Education; written by Lisa Patrick, NSF postdoctoral fellow at University of Arizona.

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

Compiled by Dr. Joseph Levine for Michigan State University.

Guide for Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation

Compiled by Dr. S. Joseph Levine of Michigan State University.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Sample Grant Applications

Sample grant applications and cover letters for Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) programs.

National Institutes of Health Kirschstein/NRSA F30/31/32 Resources

Specific resources for the National Institutes of Health NRSA grant.

National Science Foundation-Specific Resources

Guides for preparing and writing NSF grants in particular.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Resources

Guides for preparing and writing NSF Graduate Research Fellowship grants.

Personal Statements and Essays

Compiled by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Print & eBook: Proposal Writing and Development Guides

Guides to aiding proposal writing and development for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.

Proposal Budgeting Basics

from the Foundation Center

Proposal Writer's Guide

Compiled by Don Thackrey for Michigan State University.

Proposal Writing Short Course

from the Foundation Center

Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years

Contains sample CVs, cover letters, biographical statements, fellowship proposals and more.

Tips On Writing a Grant Proposal (EPA)

from the Environmental Protection Agency

Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Writing Resources

from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.