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Grant proposal writing resources

Research Development
June 01, 2022

Often times, faculty and staff researchers need reference books for developing their proposals. There are a variety of these available on the market. In particular, identifying books that focus on academic proposals to federal agencies is critical to assist you in the process of writing a compelling proposal for funding. Here is a list of references that may help you on your journey!

The Grant Application Writer’s Workbooks are available for the following federal agencies: NIH, NSF, USDA/NIFA, and other agencies (Available for purchase)

Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Practical Guide to Grant and Fellowship Proposals (Available at ASU libriaries)

Writing the NIH Grant Proposal (Available at ASU Downtown Library)

Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals (Availabie online at ASU Libraries)

Writing the Winning Grant Proposal (Available for purchase)

Research Proposals: A Guide to Success (Available online and at ASU Downtown Library)

A Practical Guide to Writing a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Grant (Available at ASU libraries online)

The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs (Available for purchase)

Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application (Available at ASU libraries online)

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th ed (Chapter 37 is about grant proposals) (Available at Tempe, West, and High Density Stacks ASU Libraries)

Scientific Papers and Presentations (Available at ASU libraries online)

Designing Science Presentations: A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More (Available at ASU libraries online)

Collaboration in Grant Development and Management (Available for purchase online)

Winning Strategies for Developing Proposals and Managing Grants (Available for purchase online)

The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th ed (Available at ASU West Library)

Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship (Available at ASU Tempe Library)

Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing (Available for purchase online)

Academic Scientists at Work (Available at ASU libraries online)

Grant seeking in higher education strategies and tools for college faculty (Available at ASU libraries online)

This list is courtesy of Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Vice President, Research Intelligence, Elsevier, and was posted on the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) listserve on July 20, 2020

Additional resources recommended by our in-house proposal managers include:

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