Grant Writing Guides


Links to Proposal Writing Resources Part I*
Links to Proposal Writing Resources Part II* 
*(Courtesy of Michigan State)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grant-Writing Tutorial 
 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 
Apply for a Grant 
Common Questions  

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Hints for Writing Successful NIH Grants 
NIH Grant Writing Tips 
NIH Peer Review Process Overview 

National Science Foundation (NSF) 
NSF Proposal Guide 
Fastlane 
NSF Getting Started 
NSF Guide for Proposal Writing 
NSF Frequently Asked Questions 
Merit Review Criteria

The Foundation Center 
Proposal Writing Short Course (Part 1) 

Social Science Research Council 
The Art of Writing Proposals 
Science's Next Wave 
 

Print Resources (available in the Research office)

Grant Writing Resources and Guides 

American Psychological Association. 1994. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Bauer, R. 1986. World’s Shortest Writing Course. San Francisco: Reference Software, Inc.

Council of Biology Editors, Style Manual Committee. 1994. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6thed. Chicago: Council of Biology Editors, Inc.

Gibaldi, J. 1999. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th edition. The Modern Language Association of America.

Henson, K. T. 1995. The Act of Writing for Publication. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon.

Herman, J. 1998. Writer’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 1999-2000. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.

Macmillian Education, Ltd. 1986. Advice on Indexing. London: Macmillan.

Miner, L. E., J. T. Miner, and J. Griffith. 1998. Proposal Planning and Writing. 2nd ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press.

National Science Foundation. 2000. NSF Grant Proposal Guide and Fastlane Instructions.

University of Chicago Press. 1993. The Chicago Manual of Style. 14th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Funding and Management Resources

Bauer, D. G. 1983. The How To: Grants Manual. Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants. Stateline, NV: D.G. Bauer Associates, Inc.

Borko, H., and M. Eisenhart. 1993. Designing Classroom Research. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon.

Feczko, M., and S. Olson. 1988. Foundation Grants to Individuals. 6th ed. New York: The Foundation Center.

Ferguson, J. 1994. Effective Grant Office: Streamlining Grants Development and Management. Alexandria: Capitol Publications, Inc.

Ferguson, J. 1992. The Grantseeker’s Guide to Project Evaluation. Alexandria: Capitol Publications, Inc.

Gershowitz, M. 1993. Effect Evaluation: A Systematic Approach for Grantseekers and Project Managers. Alexandria: Capitol Publications, Inc.

Grants Management Advisory Service. Federal Grants Management Handbook. Vols. 1 and 2. Washington, D.C.: Thompson Publishing Group.

Lord, R. W. 1981. Running Conventions, Conferences, and Meetings. New York: Amacom.

Office of Management and Budget. Principles for Determining Costs Applicable to Grants, Contracts, and Other Agreements with Educational Institutions. OMB Circular A-21. Washington, D.C.

Orynx Press. 1999. Directory of Research Grants, 1999. 24th ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press.

Reinhard, W. 1999. The Grantseeker’s Handbook of Essential Internet Sites, 1999-2000. Gaithersburg: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Wodarski, J. S. 1990. The University Research Enterprise. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas Books.

Animal Care and Use

Baker, R. M., J. H. Burrell, and M. A. Rose, eds. 1994. Effective Animal Experimentation Ethics Committees.Conference proceedings. Glen Osmond, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART).

Federation of Animal Science Societies. 1999. Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching. Savoy, IL: Federation of Animal Science Societies.

Mellor, D., and V. Monamy, eds. 1999. The Use of Wildlife for Research. Conference proceedings. Glen Osmond, Australia: ANZCCART.

Mench, J. A., D. Phil, S. J. Mayer, and L. Krulisch, eds. 1992. The Well-Being of Agricultural Animals in Biomedical and Agricultural Research. Conference proceedings. Bethesda, MD: Scientists Center for Animal Welfare.

National Institutes of Health. 1992. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook. NIH Publication No. 92-3415. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Health. 1988. Institutional Administrator’s Manual for Laboratory Animal Care and Use. NIH Publication No. 88-2959. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Research Council. 1996. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. 2000. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Washington, D.C.: National Institutes of Health.

Ruys, T., ed. 1991. Handbook of Facilities Planning. Vol. 2, Laboratory Animal Facilities. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Inc.

Schaeffer, D., K. Keinow, and L. Krulisch, eds. 1992. The Care and Use of Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish in Research. Conference proceedings. Bethesda, MD: Scientists Center for Animal Welfare.

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare. 1998. Field Research Guidelines. Bethesda, MD: Scientists Center for Animal Welfare.

Silverman, J., M. A. Suckow, and S. Murthy, eds. 2000. The IACUC Handbook. New York: CRC Press.

Human Subjects Resources

Kuhl, J., and A. S. Selwitz, comp. 2000. IRB 101 Resource Guide. Boston: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission. 2000. Ethical and Policy Issues in Research Involving Human Participants. Draft Report. Bethesda, MD: National Bioethics Advisory Commission.

National Institutes of Health. 1993. Protecting Human Research Subjects: Institutional Review Board Guidebook. NIH Publication No. 93-3470. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.