SAMPLES OF GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENT GRANTS
Even if you can't find a sample grant in a particular subject area, it may be worth your time to study some of the samples listed below. Some of the things that you can learn from these documents include: grant application content, type and level of detail in various sections, writing styles, budget data and presentation, and ways to structure, organize and present information. You'll also get an idea of the type of information that government and foundation funders might ask you to provide.
This grant application was submitted to the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are also two other grant applications that can be accessed from this page: one for Breast Cancer Awareness and the other for Energy Assistance / Wind Power. To read the full text of each of these applications, you must click on the little arrows at the bottom of each page.
This government grant application was successfully funded. The narrative follows the RFP outline for CTC grants and discusses project goals, need for the project, project design, management plan, and budget.
Here are three sample foundation proposals and one federal proposal.
There are many grant proposal narratives at this site. Some have been submitted to FEMA; others to the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
A very comprehensive, annotated list of sample grant proposals brought to you by LaGuardia Community College. Samples include both government and foundation grant proposals. Also, if you scroll up the page a bit, you'll find a lot of sample budgets.
Sample grants on this site include proposals for: 21st Century Community Learning Center, Comprehensive School Reform, Excellence in Learning Through Technology, Reach for the Stars, Foreign Language Assistance, and Learn and Serve.
Many sample grant applications from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
Sample scientific and research proposals in areas such as Astronomy, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Physics, and more.
This is a 2001 proposal from Sinclair Community College entitled "Math Machines: Connecting Math, Science and Technology." It is laid out rather oddly on the website, but it contains all necessary components of a good grant proposal.
This sample foundation proposal, in PDF format, is for a middle school reading program. It contains a cover letter, proposal, budget, as well as the proposal presented in letter format.
NIH and NIAID grant application samples, including R01 applications and summary statements, data sharing plan, sample letters, NIH SF424 examples, sample budgets, biographic sketch, human subjects, and much more.
This page contains links to several sample grant proposals that cover topics such as training, building and renovation, start-up funding, and more. You'll also find some sample grant budgets and letters of inquiry.
Yet another government grant application, this one for the Migrant Education Even Start Program. It's fairly lengthy.
If you're willing to spend the money, you can purchase top-ranked federal grant proposals in a wide variety of areas from the Grantsmanship Center.
Links to sample government grant proposals prepared by faculty of Appalachian State University. Includes NIH R01 and R03 examples and National Science Foundation grant samples.
This page from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases contains links to four full R01 applications and summary statements written in the short format, with a 12-page research strategy.
Several government grant applications on this page, including R01, K08 and R03 applications.
A large number of sample proposals from the SchoolGrants website. Most are focused on various aspects of education.
This grant proposal was prepared by Utah Valley University. Elements of the proposal include a Face Sheet, Budget Summary, Budget Details, Narrative, and Work Plan. The focus of the proposal is Instructional Improvement.
A government grant application submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by the Illinois State Board of Education. This is a lengthy application in .pdf format and takes a while to load.
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