Grant Writing Resources

OARS offers grant editing and proofreading assistance to all faculty and staff on an as-available basis, and — with sufficient notice — grant writing assistance for large, programmatic grants. In addition, OARS recommends the following grant writing resources:


Art of Writing Proposals, the Social Science Research Council

A Guide to Proposal Writing, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education

Data Management Plans, the Center for Digital Scholarship

Grant Writing Tips Sheets, NIH

Guide to Proposal Development, OARS

Introduction to Proposal Writing online course, Grantspace by Candid

Proposal Writer's Guide, by Don Thackery, University of Michigan Office of Research & Sponsored Projects


Grant Seeking in Higher Education: Strategies and Tools for College Faculty, by Mary M. Licklider and the University of Missouri Grant Writer Network; Jossey-Bass; ISBN 978-1-118-19247-4

Print copies of OARS' Guide to Proposal Development are available in the OARS office or from any OARS staffer.


The Howe Writing Center
King Library Main Floor

OARS periodically leads or hosts agency- or topic-specific and general grant writing workshops. Availability of workshops is announced in the "News and events" widget on the OARS homepage, and often via the AllFac listserv as well.

Contact us: grant writing

Heather Johnston
Assistant Director and Information Coordinator
102 Roudebush Hall