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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
December 1, 2015

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Grantwriting Resources

Preparing successful grant proposals is an art and a skill. The Office of Research Services Grant Facilitators will be more than happy to work with you to draft a research proposal and offer assistance with revisions and requirements. Please contact your facilitator listed below:

Dr. Ildiko de Boer
Research Facilitator (Natural Sciences) extension 4662

Research Facilitator (Humanities and Social Sciences)
extension 4747

Dr. Shane Dixon
Research Facilitator (Brantford) extension 5564

General Resources

15 Ingredients for a Successful Research Proposal

Specific Resources

Guidebook for writing CIHR grants for new Principal Investigators

The Art of Writing a CIHR Application (September 2011)

SSHRC Insight & Insight Development Grant Workshop Slides,December 2014

NSERC Discovery Grant Workshop Slides, September 2013

NSERC USRA Information Session Presentation Slides

NSERC Discovery Grant Workshop Presentations slides


Demystifying the Review Process for NSERC Discovery Grants

Tips on Applying for an NSERC Discovery Grant

The following are available through the Laurier library.

Title Author, Publisher and most recent edition. Call Number and Location
The insider's guide to grantmaking: how foundations find, fund and manage effective programs Orosz, Joel J. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000

Book - Stacks

Developing effective research proposals Punch, Keith. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000

Book - Stacks

Writing successful science proposals Friedland, Andrew and Folt, Carol. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2000 Q180.55.P7F75 Book - Stacks
Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals Locke, Spirduso, & SilvermanNewbury Park : Sage, 2007 Q180.55 .P7L63
2007 Book - Stacks
How to write a successful grant application: a guide for social and behavioural scientists Ed. Pequegnat, Willo and Stover, Ellen. New York: Plenum Press, 2011

Available Online

Research projects and research proposals: a guide for scientists seeking funding
Chapin, Paul G.; Cambridge, U.K; New York : Cambridge University Press 2004 Q180.55.G7 C44


Write an effective funding application : a guide for researchers and scholars
Walters, Mary W.; Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press 2009
HG177 .W35


Storytelling for grantseekers : a guide to creative nonprofit fundraising 2nd ed.

Clarke, Cheryl; San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass c2009

HV41.2 .C53 2009


The artist's guide to grant writing : how to find funds and write foolproof proposals for the visual, literary, and performing artist 1st ed.

Rosenberg, Gigi; New York: Watson-Guptill c2010

NX705.5.U6R67 2010


Effective grant writing and program evaluation for human service professionals

Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley c2009

HV41.2 .Y838


How to write a grant application

Hackshaw, Allan K.; Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell 2011

R853.P75 H33


Successful grant writing strategies for health and human service professionals 3rd ed.

Gitlin, Laura N.; New York: Springer Pub. Co. c2008

HV41.2 .G58 2008