Data Management Plan Resources
- The Craft of Grant Writing Workbook by the TAMU VPR’s Office
- Components of a Humanities Social Sciences Research Proposal
- How to Write Effective Proposals
- Karen’s Foolproof Grant Template is a handy template by Dr. Karen Kelsky
- How to Write a Book Proposal gives specific advice by Dr. Karen Kelsky
- How to Write a Hypothesis
- The Writing Process offers suggestions on how to craft you proposal into what reviewers want.
- What Reviewers Want and Mistakes to Avoid
- The Buck Stops Here by Karen M. Markin provides practical advice on how to translate your good idea into a winning proposal. From the Chronicle of Higher Education issue dated February 21, 2005.
- Evaluation & Assessment
Logic Model Resources
SWOT Analysis Resources
- Chris Cameron’s Tips on Writing a Strong NEH Proposal
- How to Write Effective Proposals by Susan Friedman
- Check a particular NEH grant website to see sample proposals
- TAMU SRS notes for NIH Submissions
- “Introduction to Grant Writing I: Demystifying the NIH Grant Review Process”
- “Introduction to Grant Writing II: Strategies for Writing Effective Training and Research Plans”
- NIH Quick Guide for Grant Applications from the National Cancer Institute, 2010, provides useful info on best practices when developing an application.
- Useful NIH Resources including annotated forms, tip sheets, getting started, etc.
- NIH Ten Steps to a Winning R01 Application helpful information for any NIH funding submission. Shows how to design a high-impact project that will stand out in the review
- NIH Sample Applications and Summary Statements including peer review summary statements of currently funded projects via the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- View NIH’s CSR videos, “NIH Peer Review Revealed” and “NIH Tips for Applicants”
- NIH Biosketch
- NIH ASSIST – What is it? Learn about NIH’s optional grant preparation, submission & tracking system
- How NIH scoring works
- NIH RePORTER Database lists detailed information on all projects funded by NIH
- NEW for 2016 – National Institutes of Health (NIH) is implementing changes regarding rigor and transparency and use of vertebrate animals that are effective for proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2016 (Phase 1). Phase 2 changes will be implemented for proposals due on or after May 25, 2016.
- A new SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for due dates on and between January 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016 is available.
- NOT-OD-16-004 lists the changes to grant applications for 2016.
- For a comprehensive summary of changes, click here.
- Mike Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, discusses Updates on Addressing Rigor in Your NIH Applications in a Jan. 11, 2016 blog.
- TAMU SRS notes for NSF Submissions
- NSF Proposal Writing Guide
- NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Tips
- Advice on Writing Proposals to the NSF
- NSF Proposal Components from the GPG
- Did you know…
The latest NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) section for the Project Description states the project description must now contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a section labeled “Broader Impacts of the Proposed Work”. See the *GPG Significant Changes
- Sponsored Research Services has prepared a Requirements for an NSF Proposal document (eff. 1/25/16)
- Did you know…
- Preparing the Narrative of your NSF Proposal by Casonya M. Johnson, PhD
- Broader Impacts information
- Crafting NSF Broader Impacts
- Data Management Plan info via TAMU VPR and TAMU Library has lots of help and examples for your NSF Data Management Plan
- The Foundation Center: A Proposal Writing Short Course especially good for private foundation applications
- Proposal Budgeting Basics by the Foundation Center
- The Art of Writing Proposals by the Social Science Research
- Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions by Christina M Gillis, former ACLS program officer responsible for ACLS fellowship programs.
Our Research Office has several books you can borrow to improve your skills crafting and selling your proposal.
Contact LiberalArts-Research@tamu.edu to check out one of these books:
- Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson
- Persuasive Business Proposals by Tom Sant
- The Language of Success by Tom Sant