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Grants, Foundations, and Scholarships

Grant Research & Writing

Developing and Writing Grant Proposals  A guide produced by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance takes you through the basic steps to develop, write, review, and submit a grant proposal.

Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course walks you through the steps of writing a proposal for grant writing and submitting proposals to a prospective donor/funding agency.

National Science Foundation: A Guide for Division of Undergraduate Education Proposal Writing  While this guide gives valuable general information on writing proposals, it was specifically prepared with NSF fgrant funding in mnind. Following the advice given here certainly does not guarantee funding, although it will help applicants write better and more competitive proposals.

Grantseekers' Checklist, produced by Montana State Univeristy's Office of Sponsored Programs, provides an easy-to-use checklist outlining the basic issues to consider in grant preparation from start to finish.

Grantwriting Tips, similar to the Grantseeker's Checklist, details the characteristics of winning grants proposals according to Scholastic, a global children's publishing and education company.

GuideStar gathers and publicizes information about nonprofit organizations, searchable on their free database.

Sample Undergraduate Research Proposals

Many of the sites listed above include sample proposals for different types of funding.  

If you are looking for sample undergraduate research grant proposals, try perusing Weber State University's website of sample proposals.