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ESF Grants Search: Web Guides

Internet Guides

The resources below are freely available on the Internet. While many of these resources address potential applicants to a particular agency or organization, the advice they offer is often applicable to most grant writing projects.

Art of Grantsmanship
http://www.hfsp.org/how/ArtOfGrants.htm
Developed by Dr. Jacob Kraicer, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. This site is a general online guide to writing grants and includes sections on the structure and content of most grants. A helpful guide to common errors is also included.

Art of Writing Proposals
http://fellowships.ssrc.org/art_of_writing_proposals/
Developed by Adam Przeworski (Department of Political Science, New York University) and Frank Salomon (Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin) on behalf of the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC). While the primary target is applicants to the SSRC competitions, the advice is useful for all potential grant writers.

EPA Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal
http://www.epa.gov/ogd/recipient/tips.htm
EPA grant writing tutorial.

Grant Proposal Guide: National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?gpg#top
Developed by the National Science Foundation, this guide provides everything you need to know about writing and submitting a NSF grant proposal. The document is available in pdf or html format.

Grantmaking at ED
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/about/grantmaking/index.html
Developed by the U.S. Department of Education, this site provides fundamental information for anyone interested in pursuing grants for research or programs from the Department of Education. Includes a discussion of the type of grants offered by the department as well as an overview of the grant review process.

NIH Grants Policy & Guidance
http://www2.uta.edu/sswgrants/Technical%20Assistance/hints_for_writing_successful_nih.htm
From the Office of Extramural Affairs at the National Institutes of Health.

Proposal Writing Short Course
http://fdncenter.org/learn/shortcourse/prop1.html
This online tutorial, while focusing on nonprofit institutions and donor corporations, provides useful advice for any potential grant writer. Developed by the Foundation Center.

This page developed by Deborah Lee, Ph.D., Mississippi State University. Used with permission. Modified June 28, 2011.