Proposal Development

SDSU Resources

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORASP) Proposal Development Resources (internal to SDSU)

Office of Grants and Contracts Budget Development (internal to SDSU)

Additional links below provide access to a variety of guides, manuals, and samples that will help you develop targeted, compelling grant proposals.

General Grant Writing

National Science Foundation


National Institutes of Health


Private Foundations



Writing Style Guides

  • The Department Of Energy's Style Guide features formatting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and language guidelines.
  • American Scientist published "The Science of Scientific Writing," which encourages writers to keep reader expectations in mind.