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There are many online proposal development and grant writing resources available.  This site is not meant to be all inclusive. If you know of a site that you think should be included here, please let us know. We want this to be a useful tool for faculty and staff wanting to pursue external funding.

Locating Funding Opportunities

Online Proposal Development Resources

Resource Library in the Research and Grants Center


Locating Funding Opportunities

GRANTS.GOV - The single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. Includes capabilities for searching and applying for federal grants.

Grants Resource Center  - Contact Pam Fillmore at ext. 5351 for username and password

NSF FastLane - National Science Foundation electronic proposal submission and grant administration system


Proposal Development Resources - Tips and tutorials for proposal development

The Art of Grantsmanship - by Jacob Kraicer

Business 101: Writing a Business Grant Proposal - a compilation of many proposal developoment sites and resources

CFDA Proposal Writing Tutorial - Online tutorial on developing and writing grant proposals, published by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office

The Grantsmanship Center - articles related to proposal development

Writing Winning Grant Proposals for Technology - SEIR*TEC at SERVE

Advice on Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation - by Susan Finger

12 Steps to a Winning Research Proposal from NSF - by George Hazelrigg

NIH Proposal Format and Review Process

NIH Grant Writing Tip Sheets

National Science Foundation - A Guide for Proposal Writing

On the Art of Writing Proposals for the Social Sciences

Ten Tips for Writing a Winning Proposal - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course

The Foundation Center: Learn About Proposal Writing

What grantmakers what applicants to know - Published by GuideStar


Resource Library in Research and Grants Center - the following publications are available for checkout in the Research and Grants Center.

The Directory of Kansas Foundations, 2010-2011 Edition, Mainstream, Inc.

Grant Tips, Fifth Edition, CD Publications.  A comprehensive guide to funding, writing, and winning private and federal grants.

The following are publications of The Grantsmanship Center:

  • Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Introductory Version
  • Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Expanded Version
  • Program Planning & Proposal Writing Checklist
  • Adapting the Program Planning & Proposal Writing Model

KS Foundation Databook, 1st. Ed. - C&D Publishing.  A directory & database of 1,277 Kansas foundations, with major profiles on 266 of the largest grantmaking foundations and all of their grants for the most recent year on record.

Proposal Planning & Writing. Fourth Edition, by Lynn E. Miner and Jeremy T. Miner

The Lab-Avoiding Research Misconduct (DVD) - An interactive movie that allows viewers to make ethical and life decisions as one of four characters. Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity. Also available online.

Winning Strategies for Developing Grant Proposals. Government Information Services, an affiliate of Thompson Publishing Group