RDO has prepared and compiled a variety of resources on best practices for writing competitive grant proposals.
These resources contain general principles that can help grant writers from all disciplines. Please note that some have been created with a specific audience in mind (e.g. NIH applicants, STEM researchers) and thus contain some examples and vocabulary that are specific to a particular discipline.
The following resources were created by RDO staff with the needs of Stanford PIs in mind:
- General Advice on Grantsmanship: 7 tips for writing a competitive grant proposal
- Resources for Collaboration and Team Science: General team science resources, leadership and management tools, personality assessments, team and group development models, and Team Science training programs to help enable successful team science endeavors
- Pursuing Extramural Funding - A Primer for Faculty in the Humanities, Arts, and Interpretive Social Sciences: A general overview of the process of applying for extramural funding as a Principal Investigator (PI) at Stanford, written for faculty in the Humanities, Arts, and Interpretive Social Sciences.
- Proposals info and tools: Section-specific guidance, data and statistics for proposals, and information on selected funding programs.
Additional Resources from External Sources:
- Stanford Library Guide to Grants & Funding for Science & Engineering
- Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (access via Stanford library; must have SUNet credentials to view)
- NIAID's Prepare Your Application
- On the Art of Writing Proposals (Social Sciences Resource Council)
- Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions
- Research Development and Grant Writing Newsletter (access via Stanford RDO institutional subscription; must have SUNet credentials to view)