The following resources are available at the Grants Information Collection (GIC) in Room 262 D/E of Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When included, call numbers indicate the shelf location of the item in the GIC.
This report from the Congressional Research Service covers writing proposals for both government and private foundations grants, including gathering preliminary information, developing proposal ideas, and gathering community support.
Non-Governmental Funding Proposals
The following web sites offer excellent guidelines for grant
proposal writing. Some include advice on letters of inquiry and sample
proposals as well.
In addition to the excellent section on researching funding opportunities, view the right-hand side bar for information on the elements of a proposal, general guidelines, and steps to take before writing your proposal.
Provides funded grant proposals for sale in a variety of categories. Particularly well-stocked with federal grant proposals. A site from the Grantsmanship Center, a Los-Angeles based proposal training center.
An excellent and thorough guide for writing grant proposals, from the Minnesota Council on Foundations. FAQs include pros and cons of hiring a professional grantwriter and what to do if a proposal is funded.
A well organized site that includes examples of cover letters, budgets, and a list of common grant application forms. In addition, there is a section on common grammatical errors found in grant proposals.
Maintained by the University of Michigan's Research & Sponsored Programs, this site provides a solid overview on the various parts of a proposal. Some of the details are very UM specific, but the general information is quite useful to all viewers.