Grants Development

Grantwriter's Starter Kit

On this page you will find a collection of links to:

  • tutorials and samples on proposal planning and writing
  • budget development
  • conducting evaluations
  • articles on fund raising and grant seeking,
  • and several resource links for grammar, language, quotable quotes, format and style, and more.
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How-to's, Guidelines, and Samples:

  • Outline and description of the major parts that make up a formal proposal
  • PowerPoint presentation on preparing evaluations from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Institutions - by Shelly Potts, Ph.D.
  • Includes a virtual classroom, budget and proposal writing basics, search strategies, and more
  • Collection of commonly used terms in the grant research and development process
  • Archive of recent articles on fund raising, proposal writing, non-profit law, management, etc.; also has link to subscribe to this free publication
  • Step-by-step guide to writing a funding proposal, including budget development; also includes a sample proposal

Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services

  • Useful pamphlets on a variety of how-to writing topics including how to construct thesis statements, proofreading, using outlines, writing topic sentences, etc.
  • Includes links to current NSF Proposal Guidelines, using Fastlane, and a guide for prospective principal investigators
  • Grant writing tools for non-profits, including sample proposals, budgets, and cover letters
  • A sample of a successful application for a Community Technology Center provided by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the US Department of Education web site
  • A primer from the US Department of Education on their grant programs and process

Common Application Forms:

  • Link to the US Dept. of Education's standard application forms, certification and assurances forms, etc.

Writer's Reference:

  • List of acronyms begun in 1991, gathered from network sources and submitted by users
  • Familiar Quotations, 10th Edition, 1919, over 11,000 searchable quotations
  • Searchable collegiate dictionary and thesaurus online
  • Online dictionary and thesaurus, includes links to field-specific dictionaries and foreign language dictionaries