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What to know about Grant Proposal Development and Writing

Resource: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

https://www.cfda.gov/?static=grants&s=generalinfo&mode=list&tabmode=list

The CFDA offers detailed and concise information (approx. 7 pages in length) on successful proposal development and writing.  Though not interactive, for new grant seekers this text may be the best foundational information and starting point. The outline is provided below.  Please click on the link to review the information in these sections.

PART ONE: DEVELOPING A GRANT PROPOSAL
Preparation

1. INITIAL PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

1. a. Developing Ideas for the Proposal

1. b. Community Support

1. c. Identification of a Funding Resource

1. d. Getting Organized to Write the Proposal

2. REVIEW

2. a. Criticism

2. b. Signature

2. c. Neatness

2. d. Mailing

PART TWO: WRITING THE GRANT PROPOSAL

1. The Basic Components of a Proposal

2. The Proposal Summary: Outline of Project Goals

3. Introduction: Presenting a Credible Applicant or Organization

4. The Problem Statement: Stating the Purpose at Hand

5. Project Objectives: Goals and Desired Outcome

6. Program Methods and Program Design: A Plan of Action

7. Evaluation: Product and Process Analysis

8. Future Funding: Long-Term Project Planning

9. The Proposal Budget: Planning the Budget

If you are applying to NIH or NSF, please review these guidelines

National Institute of Health (NIH) application guide

National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal writing guide

What to know about ULM's Grant Proposal Development and Submission process

1. Contact Cynthia Rodriguez in OSPR to notify her of your research interests if you would like assistance searching for grant funding opportunities, resources to support your project (on campus or in the community), or who to collaborate with at ULM.

2. Contact Cynthia Rodriguez as soon as you have decided to pursue a grant.  She will need to know the submission details and timeline.

3. Review OSPR's polices and procedures.

4. In order to submit a proposal or notice of intent, follow the the Proposal Routing Form Cover Page directions found on the OSPR forms webpage.


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