Proposal writing guide

Before you start writing

Before beginning to write your proposal, it is important to take preparatory steps to arm yourself with useful information. Read "Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator" by David A. Stone to get started.

Proposal writing is different from other types of academic writing. Read “Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals” by Robert Porter to learn why and how to adapt.

Award databases are useful for assessing a sponsor's funding trends, supported projects and award levels to make sure that your expectations are in line with theirs.