Advice for Writing Grant and Fellowship Proposals

Writing a successful application for a grant or fellowship is a demanding process that can take months of preparation and drafting. Once you’ve identified a target opportunity, begin working on your proposal at least two or three months before the deadline, so you’ll have time to brainstorm, draft your ideas, get feedback from faculty and colleagues, and revise your work. There is no one formula for a successful application, but below is a collection of useful resources that can help guide your process.

Getting Started:

General Proposal Writing:

For Fellowships:

Personal Statements:

For Grants:

Area Specific Issues: