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.

How-to's, Guidelines and Samples

Basic Components of a Formal Proposal
Outline and description of the major parts that make up a formal proposal.

Evaluation for First Year Grantees
Presentation on preparing evaluations from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Institutions - by Shelly Potts, Ph.D.

Glossary of Grant-related Terms
Collection of commonly used terms in the grant research and development process.

The Grantsmanship Center News Articles Archive
Archive of recent articles on fund raising, proposal writing, non-profit law, management, etc.; also has link to subscribe to this free publication.

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal, S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D.
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.

National Science Foundation Proposal Preparation
Includes links to current NSF Proposal Guidelines, using Fastlane, and a guide for prospective principal investigators.

Nonprofit Guides
Grant writing tools for non-profits, including sample proposals, budgets, and cover letters.

Sample Application: U.S. Dept. of Education
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.

What Should I Know About ED Grants?
A primer from the US Department of Education on their grant programs and process.

Common Application Forms

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

Writer's Reference

Acronym Server
List of acronyms begun in 1988, gathered from network sources and submitted by users.

Bartlett's Quotations
Familiar Quotations, 10th Edition, 1919, over 11,000 searchable quotations.

Merriam-Webster Online
Searchable collegiate dictionary and thesaurus online.

Online dictionary and thesaurus, includes links to field-specific dictionaries and foreign language dictionaries

Contact Information

Grants Development

Cheryl Beauchamp
Director of Grants
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 136
Fax: (518) 629-8070