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Write Your Grant

Grant-writing resources

Houses successfully funded grant applications from CTSI and the Department of Medicine. Access request form.
UMN Proposal Preparation Program (P3)
A small, highly interactive, peer grant writing group that meets 10 times over the course of four months. Available for early-career, assistant professor faculty members preparing for their first K- or R-series NIH grant proposal.

Proposal development guidance 
This webpage from the University of Minnesota's Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) features advice, practical tips, and other information to aid in writing different types of grant proposals.

NIH's guide to application writing
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides this guide to writing an NIH grant application. Select topics of interest include:

Guide to writing a successful proposal 
Offers an overview of a grant proposal's components, with tips for effectively presenting your project aims, provided by the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
Includes a three-part webinar called, “Everything You Need to Know About Grant Writing” and other resources. All UMN faculty have access through the University’s institutional membership.

General writing resources

Center for Writing
The Center for Writing supports students and educators who practice, teach with, and research writing at the University. Select topics of interest include:

  • Especially for multilingual writers: Videos and resources selected by the Center for writing to support the needs of multilingual writers.
  • Quick help materials: Printable handouts and online materials addressing writing topics like grammar, punctuation, and avoiding plagiarism.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 
This Purdue University website offers writing resources and instructional materials.

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