Resources and Preparation
Nine Things To Do Before Writing a Grant:
- Identify your need and/or the project you want to undertake.
- Prepare a concept paper.
- Research potential funders.
- Ask your colleagues for advice.
- Choose a funding source to which you want to apply.
- Obtain Guidelines and information from the funding source regarding application procedures.
- Read the guidelines and follow the directions.
- Make personal contact- ask questions about the funder's programmatic interests and on what you should focus when you write the proposal.
- Get started on writing the proposal.
As you work, repeat Steps 7-8. Read the guidelines, follow the directions, and keep asking questions!
And remember, proposal writing is not an exact science; each proposal should be individually crafted according to the priorities and guidelines established by the funding source.Office of Research Documents
Office of Research Documents
- Internal Grant Transmittal Form
The Internal Transmittal Form is a university requirement when submitting a grant application. Please complete the form and send it to the Office of Research either digitally or via campus mail.
- Frequently Requested Grant Information
This document contains several bits of information that are common for funders to request.
- Conflict of Interest Form
- PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE JULY 27, 2012, THE FEDERALLY NEGOTIATED F&A AGREEMENT RATE FOR DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY HAS CHANGED FROM SALARY AND WAGE BASED TO A MODIFIED TOTAL DIRECT COST RATE OF 32%.
Other Proposal Development Resources
- Sample N.I.H. RO1 Grant
- The National Science Foundation: A Guide for Proposal Writing
- NIH/NIDDK: Writing a Grant
- The NIH/NIAID: Sample R01 and R21 Applications (summary statements included)
- NIH/NIGMS - Tips for new NIH grant applicants
- NIH/NCI - A short guide to the preparation of NIH grant applications
- EPA Grant-Writing Tutorial
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