Proposal Writing

The following links include free, online tutorials on proposal writing:

Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center (UIS Brookens Library)

UIS Office of Advancement

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide 2020

NIH Plan Your Application

Sohn E. Secrets to writing a winning grant. Nature. 20 Dec 2019

Resources for UIS

Request NSF, NIH, or account (mail

Sample Proposal Documents

Budgets, Bios, Facilities, etc. for NSF (UIS only) including an auto-calculating Budget Template

Budgets, Bios, Human Subjects, etc. for NIH (UIS only)

Proposal Library

Funded proposals by UIS faculty and staff (IDEALS)

Other Sample Budgets


Other helpful links


Funding Search Engines

The following links to funding search engines are valid from any UIS computer. Please contact Grants, Contracts and Research Administration Office if you need assistance.