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Funding Proposal Tools

Resources for preparing funding proposals.

Guides for Grant Writing

The Grant Application Writer's Workbook, Guide to a Competitive Application, by Stephen W. Russell and David C. Morrison, Grant Writer's Seminars and Workshops, LLC. You want the NIH - new format version. This can be ordered online at:

Ethical Writing: Avoiding plagiaris, self-plagiarism, and other questionalble writing practices: a guide top ethical writing, by Miguel Roig, Ph.D.,
Can be accessed from NIH Office of Research Integrity.

Murder Most Foul: How Not to Kill a Grant Application
Can be accessed from

Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition
Andrew J. Friedland and Carol L. Folt
Yale University Press, 2009

Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application, 2nd ed.
Otto O. Yang
Springer, 2012

How to choose a good scientific problem
Molecular Cell Forum

NIH Grant Application Basics
National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research

The Art of Grant Writing
Janet S Rasey

Grant Writing Tips
NIH Grant Writing Tips Sheets

Proposal Writer's Guide
Don Thacker
UM Research & Sponsored Projects
Intended for researchers with little or not experience in writing proposals for sponsored activities

Center for Statistical Consultation & Research
The Center offers a number of options for consultation and manuscript editing: 
CSCAR Consulting