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Science Grant Opportunities: Grant Cycle Support

Policy and Procedure Guides

Additional tips for the application process

From Brown University: 

SMU Scholar

SMU Scholar, SMU's digital repository, can be an effective part of a data management and dissemination plan.  

The repository showcases SMU’s scholarly achievements by providing open access to the research being generated by the SMU community.  Journal articles, conference presentations, white papers, datasets, and other research outputs can all be featured.   Federal mandates regarding public access to federally sponsored research may be satisfied by placing items in the SMU Digital Repository.  


NSF Data Management Plan examples

NIH Data Management Plan examples

NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Data Archiving policy



Grant Applications -- Selected FLC Books


Writing for science and engineering/ by Heather Silyn-Roberts, 2013 (E-book)  Covers writing abstracts, theses, journal papers, funding bids, literature reviews, and more. Written in a practical and easy to follow style specifically for postgraduate students in Engineering and Sciences

Funding Your Career in Science: From research Idea to personal grant/ by Ritsert C. Jansen, 2013.  Q180.55.F5 J36 2013

All Disciplines 

Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals/ Margolin & Dimaio, ed. 2008.  Includes full grant proposals for 35 funded projects annotated with funder's remarks.

Writing successful grant proposals from the top down and bottom up/ Robert J. Sternberg, ed., 2014.  Includes chapter by "some of the most successful grant applicants and grant givers in the field of brain and behavioral sciences".   Q180.55.P7 W75 2014

Proposal planning & writing / Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner, 2013 (E-Book) 

Finding funding: grantwriting from start to finish, including project management and Internet use / by Ernest W. Brewer, 2008.  Emphasis on fundraising for education.  LB 2342.4.U6 B74 2008

From idea to funded project: grant proposals for the digital age / Julia M. Jacobsen, 2008.  LB2336 .B43 2008


Write an effective funding application : a guide for researchers and scholars / Mary W. Walters, 2009.  HG177 .W35 2009

Dissertations and Theses

Developing quality dissertations in the social sciences: a graduate student's guide to achieving excellence
LB 2369 .L685 2009

Theses and dissertations: a guide to planning, research, and writing
LB 2369 .T458 2008