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CAS Grant and Fellowship Support

External Resources and Training

Numerous websites and resources provide information about and training for external funding opportunities.


Contact the GFS team for additional information on how to best use your time and resources to find and apply for appropriate grants and fellowships.

Funding searches

FastLane Demo Site Training Video

PIVOT Database

Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing Short Course

From The Foundation Center

A Guide to Proposal Planning and Writing

A very good condensed overview of the grant-getting process, including suggestions for preliminary groundwork before writing a proposal, review of the various parts of a proposal, application tips for both government and foundation agencies, and a sample submission letter.

The Art of Writing Proposals

From the Social Science Research Council; recommended reading by several funding agencies

Grants and Grant Writing

An index of articles on grant writing from

Top 10 Federal Proposal Writing Tips


Agency-specific Resources

EPA Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal

NIH Annotated R01 Grant Application and Summary Statement

A well-written example of a successful NIH proposal, with annotated comments from reviewers

NIH/NIAID “All About Grants” Tutorials and Samples

Resources for investigators as they plan, write, and apply for the R01 NIH research grants

NEH Budget Information, Instructions and Forms

NSF’s Guide for Proposal Writing