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Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence - An Information Resource Starter Kit

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

Funding Lifecycle

This guide will help you with the process of finding funding from federal and government resources, provide tools for writing the proposal, and point you to application and management information provided by both U-M departments and external organizations such as NIH and NSF.  It provides guidance throughout the multi-stage grant application cycle.

For further information about grants in the health sciences, please view the Health Sciences Grants Information Portal (HS-GIP)

Funding & Grants Guides