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Grants, Fellowships & Scholarships for Undergraduates: Grant/Proposal Writing

Grant Research & Writing

National Science Foundation: A Guide for Division of Undergraduate Education Proposal Writing  This guide was specifically prepared with NSF fgrant funding in mind. Following the advice given here certainly does not guarantee funding, although it will help applicants write better and more competitive proposals. TRY THIS FIRST!

Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course walks you through the steps of writing a proposal for grant writing and submitting proposals to a prospective donor/funding agency.

Grantseekers' Checklist, produced by Montana State Univeristy's Office of Sponsored Programs, provides an easy-to-use checklist outlining the basic issues to consider in grant preparation from start to finish.

Books on grant writing at the Library

See the books we have on proposal writing for grants.

Here are a couple for consideration:

Writing grant proposals that win
Woodruff Library Book Stacks -- HG177 .H35 2006

The Foundation Center's guide to proposal writing
Woodruff Library Reference -- HG177.5 .U6 G44 2004

 

Sample Undergraduate Research Proposals

Weber State University offers some sample undergraduate research grant proposals for your perusal.

Find Sample Grants Blackboard

The Grant Proposal Archive contains successful grant proposals in the humanities and social sciences submitted by Laney Graduate School graduate students. The proposals are categorized according to the stage of research they fund; most are for dissertation research, and some are for write-up work or for postdoctoral work. The archive is growing, and more items will be added as they become available. The posted files contain the project description part of the proposals, and you will also find links to the funding agencies.

Students and faculty can access the Archive by enrolling in the Blackboard organization Grant Proposal Archive.

My Grant Proposal by Karin Dalziel

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