Other Resources

  • NC State University’s Research Development Office (RDO) facilitates collaboration between faculty and interdisciplinary research experts, providing strategic and responsive support that enhances the university’s most valued research initiatives. RDO provides tools and training resources that support researchers as they plan, write and submit competitive proposals.
  • NC State University’s Proposal Development Unit (PDU) supports large-scale projects by providing strategy development, technical writing, and budget creation expertise. The PDU Intranet contains a large number of webinars, workshops, presentations and other resources that help researchers write winning proposals.
  • The Foundation Center offers a wide-range of proposal training opportunities via workshops, online classes, webinars, live chats, sample documents, etc.
  • Research Development and Grant Writing News contains useful information for funding searches and preparing proposals. NC State University maintains an institutional subscription. Back issues are available as well as two e-books; all can be downloaded or printed. Please respect the publisher’s copyright and the institutional distribution limitation.
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal helps empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects that provide worthwhile social service. A major theme that runs throughout the Guide is a concern for the development of meaningful cooperative relationships – with funding agencies, with community organizations, and with the people you are serving – as a basis for the development of strong fundable initiatives.
  • The Proposal Writer’s Guide is intended for faculty and staff members with little or no experience in writing proposals for sponsored activities.
  • Michigan State University: Academic Fundraising Web Resources. This web site is intended as a starting point for those who are interested in learning more about foundations, fundraising, proposal writing, etc. from an academic (college or university) point of view.
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Grant Writing Tips. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has developed resources to assist you with preparing proposals for Center grant programs and other funding agencies.
  • Developing Competitive Proposals help individuals understand the process by which government agencies and private foundations support research, education and service activities on our nation’s campuses. It also outlines a methodical process for transforming project ideas into grant-winning proposals.

Science Magazine Series: “How Not to Kill a Grant Proposal”