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What to know about Grant Proposal Development and Writing

 

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 this link to review the information in these sections.

PART ONE: DEVELOPING A GRANT PROPOSAL

1. INITIAL PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

a. Developing Ideas for the Proposal
b. Community Support
c. Identification of a Funding Resource
d. Getting Organized to Write the Proposal

2. REVIEW

a. Criticism
b. Signature
c. Neatness
d. Mailing

PART TWO: WRITING THE GRANT PROPOSAL

1. THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF A PROPOSAL

a. The Proposal Summary: Outline of Project Goals
b. Introduction: Presenting a Credible Applicant or Organization
c. The Problem Statement: Stating the Purpose at Hand
d. Project Objectives: Goals and Desired Outcome
e. Program Methods and Program Design: A Plan of Action
f.  Evaluation: Product and Process Analysis
g. Future Funding: Long-Term Project Planning
h. The Proposal Budget: Planning the Budget

Sample Proposals

GRC's Funded Proposal Library 

NIH RePORTER 

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

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

Tips for Applying for a CDC Notice of Funding Opportunity

EPA Grants 101 Tutorial

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

1. Contact Dr. John Sutherlin or Meghan Risinger in OSPR to notify them 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. Complete the Intent to Submit form once you have decided to pursue the funding opportunity. This will give Diana Gooden and Meghan Risinger the opportunity to prepare for your submission. 

3. Review OSPR's polices and procedures and complete the remaining required submission forms.


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