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Grant Writing Resources

Links below to some great information on the web that will help get you started in the grant writing process.
2016 NSF Proposal Guide The NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide.
NIH Grant Writing Tip Sheets Links to different pages with tips for how to write a successful NIH grant.
SSRC The Art of Writing Proposals A brief guide to writing proposals with some “candid suggestions” from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to applicants.
The Wenner-Gren Blog for How to Write a Grant Proposal Wenner-Gren offers tips and suggestions for writing winning proposals for their foundation in four blog installments.
Writing Thesis and Dissertation Proposals Penn State’s Graduate Writing Center has put together this document with specific suggestions and examples for how to write a good dissertation proposal.
The Office of Research and Grant Development’s Helpful Information The Office of Research and Grant Development at Case has compiled links of helpful information for NSF, NIH, NEH, DOD, and DOE grant applications, as well as other basic grant writing information.
Dissertation Proposal Resources Berkeley Institute of International Studies has compiled advice for every part of the dissertation proposal writing process, specifically for scoial science research.
Porter, Robert (Fall 2007). Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals Journal of Research Administration 38(2). 37-43. This paper outlines the differences between regular academic writing and grant writing.
Silverman, Sydel (1991). Writing Grant Proposals for Anthropological Research Current Anthropology 32(4).  485-489. Silverman was a previous president of Wenner-Gren and although this article is now over 20 year old, it is still one of the best available (short) articles on writing a competitive grant proposal.
Watts, Michael (2001). The Holy Grail: In Pursuit of the PhD Dissertation Regents of the University of California. This is an article with lots of helpful hints for how to write a good dissertation proposal.

 

Books below that might be helpful in the proposal writing process (available at Kelvin Smith Library).
Locke, Lawrence F., Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, and Stephen Silverman. Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals. SAGE Publications, Inc. 6th Edition, 2013.
Turabian, Kate L., Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. University of Chicago Press, 7th Edition, 2007.
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. University of Chicago Press, 3rd Edition, 2008.
Krathwohl, David R. and Smith, Nick L. How to Prepare a Research Proposal: Suggestions for Students in Education & the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005.

 

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