The University of Arizona

Grant Writing

As grant funding becomes increasingly competitive, it’s vital that researchers and program managers articulate compelling value propositions in their proposals. These resources will help research and program designers and grantwriters alike ensure their proposals meet merit requirements and have a greater chance for funding success.

Documents

10 Questions to Broader Impacts/Outreach Programming (View PDF)

If you're interested in working with the SLC to strengthen your grant proposal, these 10 questions will help you prepare for our initial meeting.

UA Investigator Manual (View PDF)

Published by the UA Human Subjects Protection Program, a guide to University of Arizona policies and processes related to human subjects research.

NSF Merit Review Criteria 

Overview of the National Science Foundation current review criteria for proposals (revised Jan. 2013).

NSF Broader Impacts Criteria & Examples (View PDF)

An explanation of what makes for compelling broader impacts planning and statements, accompanied by examples that illustrate a range of broader impacts activities and value propositions.

The 2010 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation (NSF)

http://informalscience.org/documents/TheUserFriendlyGuide.pdf

Websites

Events from STEM Education and Learning

http://stelar.edc.org/events

Data and infographics from National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/edTool/index.html

Data and other resources from Change the Equation

http://changetheequation.org/resources

Funding opportunities and other information from National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/special/broaderimpacts/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Information on federal grant requirements from the U.S. Department of Education

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/uniform-guidance/index.html

Findings about girls and STEM education

http://dotdiva.org/educators/index.html

Mini-grants and data from the National Girls Collaborative Project

http://www.ngcproject.org/resources

Information curated by the Girls RISE National Museum Network

http://www.girlsrisenet.org/resource/list

Tools and information from the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education

http://informalcommons.org/

Statistical data on science and engineering from the NSF

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/

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