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Proposal Preparation: Samples, Guides, & Resources

General Guides

The Art of Writing Proposals (Adam Pzreworski and Frank Salomon for the SSRC)

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal (S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University)

Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Guidelines

The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) posts educational materials relevant to research universities available on its web page. 

Agency Specific Guides

Although specific governmental agencies have developed the following guides and resources, the information found within is often useful for proposals submitted to any agency.

Department of Education

US Department of Education Institute of Education Services
What Works Clearing House

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH Writing Tips

National Endowment for the Humanities
EDsiteMENT - a resource for K-12 teaching materials developed with NEH support

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Writing Tip Sheets

NIH Video and Podcasts

National Science Foundation

NSF STEM Education Workshops Writing Competitive Education Proposals for NSF
PowerPoint presentation by Scott Grissom, Division of Undergraduate Education
Workshop held April 16, 2010 at the University of Hartford

Other Guides & Resources

GrantsAlert focuses on K-12 grants, but has a substantial number of links to other information.

This summary pulls together the presenters' suggestions about preparing successful proposals.