If one were to “Google” grant writing on the Internet, you would get well over 5 million hits citing articles, booklets, papers, etc. that all contend to have unlocked the secrets to successful grant writing.
Because these various publications are substantially similar with no one site standing head-and-shoulders over the others, the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGAC) will provide individualized training or workshops on grant writing upon request to individual Investigators or groups of potential Investigators who are considering developing a grant proposal.
OGAC does strongly recommend that individuals who are contemplating writing a scientific proposal first consult the Web site of the sponsor and, in particular, consult the following resources:
- NIH’s Grant Writing Tip Sheets at grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htm
- NSF’s Grant Proposal Guide – January 2008 which can be found at www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg
For less scientific proposals OGAC suggests consulting The Foundation Center’s Short Course on Proposal Writing
For a generalized overview of writing and problems encountered during the writing process, OGAC recommends the book titled Professors as Writers by Robert Boice