West Chester University
Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
Download internal Grant Cover Sheet, fill out page 1
Email funding announcement and cover sheet to the research office
Notify Dean and/or department chair of intent to apply for grant. Provide RFP and brief summary of project in order to gain preliminary departmental approval.
Meet with your OSR Representative to discuss RFP in detail and University policy and procedures.
General resources for grant writing
Proposal Writers Guide (University of Michigan)
Reaching out to program officers (highly recommended)
Guidelines on preparing grant applications from the moment of conception to submitting the
Presents findings of interviews with senior Va Tech faculty who have extensive experience
on research panels.
Resource for new grant-writers
NSF Grants Proposal Guide contains NSF’s proposal preparation and submission
guidelines. The GPG provides guidance for the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF. Some NSF programs have program solicitations that modify the general provisions of the GPG, and, in such cases, the guidelines provided in the solicitation must be followed.
Highlights from GPG, Summary, from the GPG, of the required sections of an NSF application
All about grants (A series of podcasts from the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) provides insights on grant topics for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others. Transcripts of the presentations also are available. New topics continue to be made available.)
Other Grants.gov Submissions
Private Foundation Proposals
Tutorials and articles on developing proposals specific to foundations
Free on-line proposal writing course