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Research Funding and Grant Writing

Tutorials & Workshops

Proposal Writing Short Course
Online, self-paced. Provided by the Foundation Center in English, French, Chinese, Portugese, Russian and Spanish

Writing Grants - CFDA General Information
These general guidelines are provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) which provides descriptions for more than 2200 federal assistance programs.

Grantsmanship Training Program
Face to face, multi-day, fee-based training.

NU Office of Sponsored Research - Training
A range of resources to support proposal development and submission using both NU and granting agency systems.  Additional training on topics including animal subjects, human subjects, research safety, and responsible conduct also available.

NU School of Professional Studies offers a course entitled, "Philanthropy and Non-Profit Fundraising".

Illinois Department of Human Services
One day grantsmanship and program development training events offered throughout the state of Illinois.  IDHS also provides online training for grant writing. 

Donor's Forum
Provides networking, advocacy and training related to philanthropy and non-profits in Illinois. Register, Find & Apply (webinar recording)
Judy Ceresa, Program Advisor, Program Management Office presents about grants,gov, the primary site for identifying and applying for federal government agencies.

Books on Writing Grant Proposals

A selection of recent, general titles.  Search NUCat for discipline-specific grant writing guides using the subject terms listed below.

For Additional Titles Use These Subject Headings in NUSearch

  • Federal aid to research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Fund raising -- United States -- handbooks, manuals etc.
  • Proposal writing for grants
  • Proposal writing in business
  • Proposal writing in education
  • Proposal writing in human services
  • Proposal writing in medicine
  • Proposal writing in research
  • Proposal writing in the social sciences
  • Research grants