WSU students working with professor in the classroom.

Proposal Tips & Workshop Resources

Proposal Handouts

External Proposal Resources

  • Writing Federal Grants — This catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance published by the General Services Administration is a comprehensive overview of preparation of federal grant application proposals.
  • Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations — This guide outlines for creating inquiry letters and short proposals to foundation and corporate funding sources, including samples.
  • Grant Proposal Writing — This article, part of Greater Public’s Grant-seeker’s Toolkit, provides tips and organization suggestions for writing a grant proposal.
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal — University of Michigan State's S. Joseph Levine provides detailed writing hints for each major section of a proposal along with examples.
  • Writing a Successful Grant Proposal — The Minnesota Council on Foundations offers a comprehensive article on proposal writing from the funding source's perspective.

Collaborative Grant Writing Workshop Resources

In collaboration with Minnesota State Mankato, St. Cloud State University, and Bemidji State University, Grants & Sponsored Projects developed an instructional series of workshops that provides faculty and staff with tools and strategies to lead and manage grants at each stage.

Watch recordings of past workshops and sessions and dive into other related resources.

Dates Recording Link Presentation Slides Other Handouts
Feb. 24
Pop-Up: Mock Panel Review    
Feb. 9
GrantForward: How to Search for Grants & How to Set Up a Profile    
Nov. 12, 2021
Workshop 2.3: The Importance of Evaluation Workshop 2.3 (PDF)  
Oct. 15, 2021 Workshop 2.2, Minnstate System Office Grants Workshop 2.2 (PDF)  
Sept. 24, 2021 Workshop 2.1: Developing a Fundable Idea    
March 19, 2021 Workshop 4: Proposal Review, Resubmission & Awards Workshop 4 (PDF)
March 26, 2021 Pop-up 4.1: Panel Discussion: Grant Review
Pop-up 4.2: Mock Panel: You be the reviewer!
Pop-up 4.1 (PDF)
Pop-up 4.2 (PDF)
Mock Review Activity (PDF)
Feb. 19, 2021 Workshop 3: Proposal Budgets 101  Workshop 3 (PDF) WSU Specific Slides (PDF)
Feb. 26, 2021 Pop-up 3.1: Project Budgets 101 
Pop-up 3.2: Build a Project Budget 
Pop-up 3.2  (PDF) Budget Worksheet (PDF)
Nov. 13, 2020 Workshop 2: Proposal Development  Workshop 2 (PDF) Proposal Dev Handout (PDF)
Nov. 20, 2020 Pop-up 2.1: Project Design 
Pop-up 2.2: Identify Stakeholders 
Pop-up 2.2 (PDF) Stakeholder Worksheet (PDF)
Oct. 23, 2020 Workshop 1: Intro to Grant Seeking  Workshop 1 (PDF) Position Yourself Handout (PDF)
Oct. 30, 2020 Pop-up 1.1: Foundations & Local Funders 
Pop-up 1.2: Hearing from Peers 
Pop-up 1.1 (PDF)
Pop-up 1.2 (PDF)