Grant Writing Resources

PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Provides summaries of Developing a Grant Proposal and Writing the Grant Proposal

Mini-webcast:  8 Reasons You'll Get the Grant
Prepared by the Grantsmanship Center

Mini-webcast: How to Use Concept Papers
Prepared by the Grantsmanship Center

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
Prepared by S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University; provides hints and examples of each proposal section.

IES Research Funding Opportunities On-Demand Webinars
The Institute of Education Sciences hosts a series of on-demand webinars for those interested in their funding opportunities.  The webinars are presented by the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER).  Webinars include IES Grant Writing Workshop, Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences, and NCSER Research Training for Early Career Development and Mentoring.  Both the video and the transcript is available.

All About Grants Podcast
Although prepared by the National Institutes of Health, there is a wealth of information here that can be applied to any proposal.  Topics include “Telling Your Story,” “Using Plain Language for Application Titles, Abstracts….,” “Budget Basics,” “Human Subjects Risk and Protection,” “Grant Writing for New Investigators,” and “Assembling the Right Team.”

Grantspace.org Proposal Writing Courses
Courses include Introduction to Proposal Writing and Proposal Writing Boot Camp.  They also offer a Government Funding: Writing the Proposal self-paced course, and a Guide to Proposal Writing Audiobook.  The costs for the courses varies, but some are free. 

Grant Writing Tips Sheets by the National Institutes of Health
Prepared by the National Institutes of Health, but provides valuable tips for preparing/writing a proposal to submit to a federal agency. 

Writing letters of inquiry 
Today most foundation prefer a proposal letter or a letter of inquiry rather than a full grant application.  They do this in order to ensure a researcher’s topic aligns with their giving priorities.  Below are some helpful articles on writing effective letters of inquiry.
How to Write a Letter of Inquiry to a Foundation (By Joanne Fritz; Updated 12/10/18)           
How to Write a Winning LOI (Provided by GrantWriterTeam.com)

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research.  The information is used by educators, researchers, and the general public.

Grants 101 (Federal Grant Lifecycle)
The training provides an overview of a grant award from submission to closeout.

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

 

The Art of Writing Successful R&D Proposals

The Art of Writing Successful R&D Proposals

D. Orlich and P. Orlich Redgrave Publishing, NY, 1977.

Available at the Office of Research Development and Management in the College of Education as well as the Atkins Library.

 

The ‘How To’ Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants

The ‘How To’ Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants

By David Bauer,  7th Ed, Rowman & Littlefield, NY

Available as an ebook through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library via Atkins Library

 

Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals, Fourth Edition

 

Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals, Fourth Edition

by  Tori O'Neal-McElrath

Jossey-Bass © 2013 (144 pages)

ISBN:9781118378342

With real-life examples, samples of materials, and worksheets, this is a hands-on, user-friendly workbook that guides the user through the various stages of development, and will enable organizations to take an idea or concept and make it come to life in the form of a proposal.  Available in Skillport.