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Environmental Education and Sustainability

Information on grant writing, grant seeking, finding scholarly articles on environmental and sustainability education, and APA style. Recommended for students in Environ 382 and NRE 581.

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U-M Library Catalog
Relevant Library of Congress subject terms for searching for proposal writing guides in the U-M Library Catalog:

~Proposal writing for grants
~Proposal writing for grants Handbooks, manuals, etc
~Proposal writing in research
~Proposal writing in education

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Web Resources

DRDA Proposal Resources
A list of proposal-related resources for University of Michigan faculty, staff and students who are applying for outside funding on behalf of the University.

Proposal Writer's Guide
University of Michigan Proposal Writer's Guide, written by Don Thackrey. This Guide is intended for faculty and staff members with little or no experience in writing proposals for sponsored activities.

Proposal Budgeting Basics
This online course is designed to help with the basics of developing a project budget, and it is geared for those who have general knowledge of proposal development. (Beginners might want to take the Proposal Writing Short Course.)

The Foundation Center's Proposal Writing Short Course
Concise online tutorial on the components of a proposal for foundation support. Well written, quickly read and easy to follow.

Proposal Samples
This is a Foundation Center resource with links to sample proposals.

Writing a Proposal

The Foundation Center's Proposal Writing Short Course
Concise online tutorial on the components of a proposal for foundation support. Well written, quickly read and easy to follow.

Budgeting Basics
The basics of developing a project budget, geared for those who have general knowledge of proposal development.

A Note About Grant Writing Information

All information on this page is taken from the "Grants & Fundraising" Research Guide by Karen Downing.

For more information about grants, including grant funding sources, please visit: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/grants

U-M Library Books

Cover Image Models of proposal planning & writing by Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner 
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Successful grant writing by Laura Gitlin and Kevin J. Lyons

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Writing the NIH grant proposal : a step-by-step guide by William Gerin

Cover Image Grant application writer's handbook by Liane Reif-Lehrer
Cover Image Grant writing in higher education : a step-by-step guide by Kenneth T. Henson
Cover Image Getting the grant [electronic resource] : how educators can write winning proposals and manage successful projects by Rebecca Gajda and Richard Tulikangas
Cover Image Guide to effective grant writing : how to write a successful NIH grant by Otto O. Yang
Cover Image The Foundation Center's guide to winning proposals edited by Sarah Collins
Cover Image Grant writing for dummies by Beverly A. Browning
Cover Image The only grant writing book you'll ever need by Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox
Cover Image The grantseeker's guide to winning proposals edited by Judith Margolin and Elan K. DiMaio
Cover Image Grant proposal makeover : transform your request from no to yes by Cheryl A. Clarke and Susan P. Fox
Cover Image Guía para escribir propuestas escrito por Jane C. Geever; traducido por Silvia R. Sanusian
Cover Image The Foundation Center's guide to proposal writing by Jane C. Geever
Cover Image Proposals that work : a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals by Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso, and Stephen J. Silverman

Additional Assistance

Significant contributions to this page was made by Jen Bonnet, University Library Associate. Feel free to contact her with any questions at jlbonnet@umich.edu.