The following provide information on preparing and submitting proposals to various agencies:

Data Management

Resources for properly managing your data, meeting funder requirements, enabling data sharing, and creating a strong data management plan for proposal submissions.

eRA Commons

A virtual meeting place where NIH extramural grantee organizations, grantees, and the public can receive and transmit information about the administration of biomedical and behavioral research.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) website for researchers and potential researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations.

The source to find and apply for federal government grants.

NIH Application and Electronic Submission Information

Provides application guidelines for preparing and submitting proposals to the National Institutes of Health

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedure Guide 

Document outlining requirements for submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation

Research Investigator Resources

Early and Mid-Career:
Team Science: Resources for team science and collaboration, and information on the Science of Team Science (SCiTS)
Health Science Proposal/Project Planning and Development:
All About Grants: Podcast (NIH: Informal conversations with NIH staff members that provide insights into the proposal and grant processes)
Design your Specific Aims (Applicable but not limited to NIH grants)
Grant writing advice from non-federal sources:
Art of Grantsmanship: Advice from the former Director of Research Grants at the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP).
Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Short Course: A guide focused on private funders
How to Get Funding: Science Careers has created a compendium for their many great articles on finding and applying for grants.
Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientifıc Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (Burroughs Wellcome and HH Medical Inst). Chapter 9: detailed look at NIH, writing successful R01 applications, and the review process.
GrantSpace: A guide to proposal writing by the Foundation Center.
The Art of Writing Proposals (Social Science Research Council) Specific examples from the social sciences describing how anyone can write a good proposal.
The Science of Scientific Writing (American Scientist)
The Elements of Style (William Strunk Jr.)