Writing the Proposal

ISLA's expert staff has many years of experience in grant proposal development and often hosts grant proposal workshops for faculty. They keep a library of successful grant and fellowship proposals for faculty to read and can offer personalized assistance at all stages of the process, including advice on content and narrative, help developing project budgets, and critiques of draft proposals.  

Contact Associate Director Ken Garcia for individualized assistance with proposals in the arts and the humanities or Assistant Director Lori Loftis for guidance on social sciences grant applications. 

Proposal Writing Guides

Fellowship Guides

  1. NEH Fellowship Tips (PDF, 61Kb)
  2. The ACLS Peer Review Process (PDF, 60Kb)
  3. Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions (PDF, 131Kb)
  4. SSRC Proposal Guide (PDF, 1Mb)
  5. Proposal Guide for Faculty in Theology (PDF,179Kb)
  6. U.S. Institute of Peace Proposal Guide (PDF, 96Kb)

 Grant Proposal Guides

  1. Applying for Research Grants - John Borkowski (PDF, 126k)
  2. Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course
  3. NIH/NSF Arts and Letters Workshop Handout (PDF, 94k)
  4. ND Research Resource Library