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Proposal Writing Tips

Initiating and Executing a Winning Proposal: 

> Proposal Writing: Stages and Strategies

> The Grantsmanship Center

> The Research Assistant - Fatal Flaws and Common Pitfalls in Grant Writing

> Common Errors in English

> AAAS Science Grants and Grant Writing

Social Science Research Council - The Art of Writing Proposals

Tips from Federal Agencies:

> National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Grant Tutorials & Samples

> National Institutes of Health - Research Grant Writing Tips

> U. S. Department of Education -  How to get a FIPSE grant

> Environmental Protection Agency - Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal & Preparing a Budget

> NASA - Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA)

> NASA - Preparing and Submitting Unsolicited Proposals

> National Endowment for the Humanities - Grant Opportunities, Application Guidelines & Resources

> National Science Foundation - Grant Proposal Guide

> Office of Naval Research  - Contracts & Grants

Resources From Bunch Library

> Bauer (2007) The ‘How To’ Grants Manual: Successful Grant-seeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants. Ebook

> Carlson (2008) Winning grants : step by step. Print. First Floor, Bunch Library, HG177 .C374 2008.

> Geever (2007) The Foundation Center's guide to proposal writing. Print. First Floor, Bunch Library HG177.5.U6 G44 2007.

> Miner (2011) Collaborative grant-seeking a guide to designing projects, leading partners, and persuading sponsors. Ebook.

> Miner (2008) Proposal planning & writing. Ebook.

> Wason (2011) Webster's New World Grant Writing Handbook. Ebook.

To search for grant writing resources in your discipline combine the following keywords with Nursing, Business, Biology, etc. Search OneSearch on the library’s home page for books and articles and a subject database for additional articles.

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