Preliminary Steps

Below you will find descriptions of grant components.  There are excellent "hints" to writing an award-winning proposal in this content.

  1. The Parts of a Proposal
  2. Research Proposals
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Title Page
  5. Abstract or Summary
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Background or Significance
  8. Project Purpose
  9. Plan or Approach
  10. References
  11. Institutional Resources
  12. Budget
  13. Appendices
  14. Biosketches
  15. Academic Program Proposals
  16. Private Foundation Inquiries
  17. Organizing Your Writing Approach
  18. Why Proposals are Rejected


From the The Proposal Writer's Guide Updated in 2014 by Christine Black.
Originally produced by Don Thackrey.