RDS staff have prepared checklists and templates for several federal programs, including National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Use these checklists and templates as you work with your Departmental Grant Administrator and partners to help you plan, manage, and prepare your proposals.
Many funders ask for general information about the educational and research environment at UO as part of the larger application, but you don't need to reinvent the wheel for your Facilities, Resources, or Background sections. RDS has compiled boilerplate for many resources, such as descriptions of Core Facilities, the Libraries, and more. Click here for downloadable word documents.
A data management plan describes the data acquired during the course of a research project will be managed, analyzed, stored and shared. The UO library has a robust tool to help faculty and others create a general data management plan, and is a great starting place for developing a plan that can be modified to match specific funder requirements, if needed.
Resources from RDS trainings
- Pivot funding database training - PowerPoint
- Navigating the NIH for early-career investigators - PDF
- Preparing your first NIH R-series application - PDF
- Data management planning - PDF
General Writing Resources
- A Guide for Proposal Writing--National Science Foundation
- Grant Writing Tips Sheets--National Institute of Health
- Writing a Preproposal: Leave them wanting more--The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Art of Grantsmanship--Human Frontier Science Program