Resources and Proposal Writing Tips

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research has added resources and proposal writing tips to assist you in preparing your proposal.  

Typical Mistakes Made on Proposals

  • Asking for more funding than the funder is willing to give.
  • Proposal sounds the same, or lacks a new spin.
  • Proposal not well prepared.
  • Sending a generic proposal to every funder.
  • Not contacting the correct funding agency.
  • Failure to meet submission deadline.
  • Not following proposal instructions.
  • Inflating costs in the budget.
  • Poor writing style and misspelled words.


Grant Writer Training Modules

Proposal Writing Resources

Grant Writing Tutorial

Understanding the National Science Foundation

Introduction and NSF Overview

Crosscutting Programs at NSF

NSF - Directorate for Education and Human Resources


Funding Opportunities