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Reference Materials

National Science Foundation

Dear Colleague letter (2008) -- explanation and examples of broader impacts proposal requirements

Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) -- detailed instructions for preparing a standard NSF grant proposal

"A Guide for Proposal Writing"

Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL) -- evaluation plans, instruments and reports that may be valuable in defining a project and proposal evaluation plan applicant resources, including FAQs, user guides, and animated tutorials

Toolkits (Texas A&M Office of Proposal Development)


US Department of Agriculture

US Department of Education


"The Art of Grantsmanship" - Jacob Kraicer

"The Art of Writing Proposals: Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants. . ."
-- from the Social Science Research Council, but the advice is equally applicable to all proposals

"Murder Most Foul: How Not to Kill a Grant Application"