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A Guide for Proposal Writing
Table of Contents
Program Information
Review Process
Criteria for Evaluation
I. Intellectual Merit
II. Broader Impacts

Advice To Proposal Writers

Step 1 - Before You Write
Getting Started
Gathering Background Information
Looking at the Program Solicitation or Announcement
Thinking About the Target Audience
Building Coalitions
Other Considerations

Step 2 - Writing the Proposal
Writing the Proposal Narrative
Including Budget Information
Writing the Credentials of the PI and Other Staff
Including Evaluation and Dissemination Information
Letters of Endorsement
Project Summary and Project Data Form

Step 3 - Before Sending Your Proposal to NSF
Learning More About the Review Process
Getting Advice
Before Finishing the Proposal
Little Things That Can Make a Difference
Step 4 - Awards and Declinations
If The Grant is Awarded
If Your Proposal is Not Funded
A Final Note