Sponsored Programs

Proposal Writing

OSP is available to help UNK faculty and staff write grant proposals. Typically, we expect the principal investigator to produce the first draft because they have the subject expertise. To support new grantwriters, OSP conducts workshops for UNK personnel annually. The content is generalized to apply to all disciplines, and sessions are designed for people with little or no grantwriting experience. Announcements about upcoming workshops are made through campus email.

Here are some on-line resources for beginning grantwriters:
The Foundation Center  (generic course on writing proposals)

National Science Foundation  (NSF Grant Proposal Guide)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (generic information about writing proposals)

Here is some background text on UNK that may be adapted for use in proposals. Feel free to use any or all information provided in the word document.  One of the best resources for institutional information is the UNK Factbook.

If you are wondering about the process for developing and submitting your proposal, click here: Grant Process Flowchart