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Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
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Download internal Grant Cover Sheet, fill out page 1
Email funding announcement and cover sheet to the research office
Notify Dean and/or department chair of intent to apply for grant. Provide RFP and brief summary of project in order to gain preliminary departmental approval.
Meet with your OSR Representative to discuss RFP in detail and University policy and procedures.
General resources for grant writing
Proposal Writers Guide (University of Michigan)
Reaching out to program officers (highly recommended)
Guidelines on preparing grant applications from the moment of conception to submitting the
Presents findings of interviews with senior Va Tech faculty who have extensive experience
on research panels.
NSF Grants Proposal Guide contains NSF’s proposal preparation and submission
guidelines. The GPG provides guidance for the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF. Some NSF programs have program solicitations that modify the general provisions of the GPG, and, in such cases, the guidelines provided in the solicitation must be followed.
All about grants The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process, we provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information.
NIH R03 Small Grants Program (Link to NIH's R03 informational webpage)
NIH R15 Program (Link to NIH's R15 informational webpage)
Other Grants.gov Submissions
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) "On the Art of Writing Proposals"
Private Foundation Proposals
Tutorials and articles on developing proposals specific to foundations
Free on-line proposal writing course