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Use this 'cheat-sheet' for general tips and tricks regarding standard proposal outlines and language best practices.
These tips were provided for you by your SU peers experienced with writing and receiving grants.
Essentials of Proposal Development Resource Sheet
From our Essentials of Proposal Development workshop, this document provides links to key resources as you begin developing your grant proposal.
Conceptualizing Your Project - Grant Training Center Worksheet
From the Grant Training Center, this worksheet asks questions to assist you in conceptualizing your project.
Building your Logic Model Worksheet
Many sponsors require a logic model in your proposal, but even if they do not, this can be a useful exercise in articulating your project goals, objectives and anticipated outcomes.
Sponsor Program Officers are a valuable resource as you are considering applying to their program or are beginning your proposal.
Reasons to contact a Program Officer:
Doggett, C. (24 June, 2021). Talking to Program Officers: How, Why, and Yes, You Should Do It. Hanover Research.
Watch Hanover's full webinar titled Talking to Program Officers: How, Why, and Yes, You Should Do It and view their slide deck here.
Applying to the National Science Foundation (NSF)? Read their blog post on this topic, NSF 101: 5 tips on how to work with an NSF program officer.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the federally funded arts organization that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Each year, they award thousands of grants to provide all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
These grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
Access Passcode: ArtsGrants#1
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.
SciENcv is a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies. SciENcv is available in My NCBI. Beginning October 5, 2020, the SciENcv biosketch format is one of the NSF-approved formats for proposal submissions.
Setting up a SciENcv profile can be done at any time, and continually update for when you do need a biosketch. Get started with these links below: