Before you start writing your proposal read the guidelines thoroughly. Every agency has their own set of guidelines. They can range from very general to very specific, right down to what size/type of font and margins may be used.
Contact Liz Metzger (Liz.Metzger@indstate.edu or #3228) in OSP early in your narrative development process. She will help you with guideline compliance, narrative development and with the final proposal submission.
Below is a list of internet and print materials that may assist you in your proposal development. Also checkout the resource center at the office of OSP. We have current periodicals and other resource materials that may help.
Proposal Writing the Short Course
Grant Resource Center
Dept. of Education – Grantmaking at ED
Environmental Protection Agency - Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal
NIH – Office of Extramural Research, Grants Policy and Guidance
NSF Funding – How to Prepare Your Proposal
Materials Available in the Resource Center at OSP
Proposal Planning and Writing. Lynn E. Miner, Jeremy T. Miner, Jerry Griffith. Oryx. Third Edition. 2003 (copies available to be checked out)
How to Write Proposals That Produce. Joel P. Bowman, Bernadine P. Branchaw. Oryx. 1992
Finding Funding: The Comprehensive Guide to Grant Writing. Daniel M. Barber. Bond Street Publishers. 1994
Winning Strategies for Developing Grant Proposals. Dr. Beverly Browning. 2nd Edition. 2006.Thompson Publishing Group
Books Available At The Cunningham Library
Grant Proposals That Succeeded. Virginia White, Plenum Press. 1983.
Grant Writing: Strategies for Developing Winning Proposals. Patrick W. Miller, P.W Miller. 2002
Grantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work! Karen B. Ruskin, Charles M. Achilles. Corwin Press. 1995
Grant Writing For Dummies. Beverly A. Browning. IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. 2001
Grant Writing for Health Professionals. Harry A. Sultz, Frances S. Sherwin. Little, Brown. 1981
Grant Proposal Writing: a Handbook for School Library Media Specialists. Blanche Woolls. Greenwood Press. 1986
Proposal Writing. Soraya M. Coley, Cynthia A. Scheinberg. Sage Publications. 2000
Proposal Writing. Soraya M. Coley, Cynthia A. Scheinberg. Sage Publications. 1990