Proposal Development

The format and content of a grant proposal depends upon the sponsor's requirements. Most sponsors have specific policies and procedures, including guidelines for font and margin sizes, page limitations, and the use of appendices. It is imperative that you obtain the most recent version of the sponsor's guidelines and instructions prior to beginning to write your proposal.

The following resources provide strategic advice, practical tips and other information to aid in writing research proposals.

  • Before You Start - fundamental information you need to know before start preparing your application for funding
  • Develop Your Proposal - factors to consider, common elements of research proposals, and internal and external resources
  • Develop Your Budget - direct, indirect costs, and modes of budget development