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NSF Grant Resources
Funding - How to Prepare Your Proposal (nsf.gov)
Information on how to prepare and submit your NSF grant, from the NSF website.
Having Success with NSF: A Practical Guide (Li & Marrongelle, 2013) [Ebook]
Access restricted to Caltech campus
Written by authors with successful track records in grant writing and years of experience as NSF Program Directors, this book provides an insider's view of successful grantsmanship. Written in a practical approach, this book offers tips that will not be found in official paperwork and provides answers to questions frequently asked of NSF Program Directors. (Description from website)
Resources for Other STEM Agencies (NIH, etc.)
Research Proposals: A Guide to Success, 3rd Ed. (Ogden & Goldberg, 2002)
Available at the Sherman Fairchild Library
In addition to providing a detailed overview of the entire (NIH grant) review process, the book also includes hundreds of tips on how to enhance proposals, excerpts from real proposals, and extensive Internet references. (Description from cover)
Writing successful science proposals, 3rd Ed. (Friedland et al., 2018)
This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide to science proposal writing is an essential tool for any researcher embarking on a grant or thesis application. In accessible steps, the authors detail every stage of proposal writing, from conceiving and designing a project to analyzing data, synthesizing results, estimating a budget, addressing reviewer comments, and resubmitting. This new edition is updated to address changes and developments over the past decade, including identifying opportunities and navigating the challenging proposal-funding environment.