Research & Economic Development

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Write a Proposal

The Office of Research Services provides a range of proposal services.

We can help you:

Be sure to contact us early in your proposal development process, so that we have adequate time to conduct a careful review and can best leverage our resources and expertise.

Proposal Writing Guides

The following writing guides can help you plan and write an effective research proposal.

NIH Grants

NSF Grants


General Proposal Writing 

20 Reasons Proposals Fail
Judith Killen, Ph.D., Consultant Account Manager & Proposal Writer at Strategic Health Care

Academic Fundraising Web Resources
(compilation of more than 190 grant writing resources)
Michigan State University

Basic Elements of Grant Writing
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

A Guide for Proposal Writing
National Science Foundation

Developing and Writing Successful Proposals
UMKC Sponsored Programs & Research Support

How to Get Funding
American Association for the Advancement of Science

On the Art of Writing Proposals
Social Science Research Council

Proposal Writer's Guide
Don Thackrey, University of Michigan

Proposal Development Training Guides
James Madison University

National Leadership Grant Planning Tutorial
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Proposal Writing Short Course
The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center's FAQs
The Foundation Center

NIAID Grants

Sample Applications & More
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases

NIH Grants

The NIH R01 Grant Tool Kit
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Frequently Asked Questions about the Format of Grant Applications
National Institutes of Health

Sample Proposals

Library of Winning Grant Proposals
The Grantsmanship Center (for a fee)


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Research Communicators

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