Proposal Writing

Online Resources:

Proposal Writing (online tutorial) from the Foundation Directory

Budget Basics (online tutorial) from the Foundation Directory

Centered, the free newsletter of the Grantsmanship Center (otherwise a for-profit center)

Grant Proposal Dot Com (a collection of links)

Finding Books

BOOKS (examples)

Proposals that work : a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, Stephen J. Silverman. Edition: 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2000. (located in several libraries: Q180.55.P7 L63)

Developing effective research proposals. Keith F. Punch. London : SAGE, 2000. Olin H62 .P92x 2000

Grants : how to find out about them and what to do next. Virginia P. White. New York : Plenum Press, 1975. (several libraries AS911. A2 W58w)

Subject headings for books on the proposal-writing process

Proposal writing for grants.

Proposal writing for grants--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Proposal writing in research --Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Fund raising--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Research grants -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Fund raising -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Timeline in 4 Steps

  1. Find Grant
  2. Develop Bibliography
  3. Recruit references
  4. Write Proposal

Throughout the process:

Edit, edit, edit

Double check grant or fellowship guidelines

Proposal Components--8 Steps

1. Cover Letter

2. Abstract

3. Introduction

4. Statement of Need

5. Objectives

6. Procedures

7. Evaluation

8. Budget

[Source: Foundation Directory online]


Scholastic Funding Connection. Glossary of terms