Proposal Writer's Guide

by Don Thackrey

Whole Guide Complete in One Long Web Page

Guide in Sections:


This Guide is intended for faculty and staff members with little or no experience in writing proposals for sponsored activities.

I. Introduction

II. The Parts of a Proposal

A. Research Proposals
The Title Page
The Abstract
The Table of Contents
The Introduction
The Background Section
The Description of Proposed Research
The Description of Relevant Institutional Resources
The List of References
The Personnel Section
The Budget Section
The Appendices
B. Proposals for Academic Programs

III. Inquiries to Private Foundations

IV. Dealing with Short Deadlines

V. Why Proposals Are Rejected