The main objective of writing a grant proposal is to secure funding for a specific purpose or goal. Typically, grant writing is an application to receive funding for a project or organization that does not need to be paid back.
Anatomy and Art of Writing a Successful Grant Application: A Practical Step-by-Step Approach: Gholipour et al. (2014) provide a practical overview of grant writing, as well as a list of resources that are particularly useful.
Center for Rural Health's Grant Writing Toolkit (und.edu): This toolkit provides the information, resources, and materials needed to write and submit a grant proposal.
Introduction to Grant Writing: Purdue Owl's Guide to Grant Writing in the Sciences
Grant writing Checklist for Research Proposals: Checklist adapted from NIH requirements.
Fundamentals of Grant Writing for Public Health: Presentation by Stephen Notaro and Diane Smith, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Centers for Disease Control - Grants: Funding opportunities from CDC.
Foundation Directory Online: Included is a database of the entire universe of U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers; a database of sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of recently awarded grants.
Grants.Gov: A centralized, searchable database of more than 1,000 different grant programs across federal grant-making agencies awarding more than $500 billion annually.
NY/NJ Area Common Application: Philanthropy New York and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG) spearheaded a project to develop common application and report forms to help streamline the grant application process and ease the time-consuming grant preparation process. The four-page application format includes directions for use, a sample cover sheet, and the common grant proposal guidelines.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC, was authorized by Congress in 2010.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Grants Find funding opportunities that support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness, and learn about the grant application, review, and management process.
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