Proposal library - Samples of successful grant proposals and project overviews

Research & Proposal Development Services maintains a library of recent successful grant proposals and project overviews written by University of Nevada, Reno faculty. This library has been created to support our faculty in their grant writing and has been made possible by recent award recipients who have generously agreed to share their work. These proposals are available for viewing only, and only to full-time University of Nevada, Reno faculty members.

If you are interested in viewing a successful sample from any of the funding programs listed below, please submit a request, and our office will contact you to discuss the loan.

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Currently the library includes samples for these funding programs:

  • American Council for Learned Societies – Fellowship
  • American Political Science Association – Centennial Center Grant
  • Department of Defense – Office of Naval Research
  • Department of Energy – Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar
  • Mountain West CTR-IN – Pilot Grant
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Endowment for the Humanities – Fellowship
  • National Endowment for the Humanities – Public Scholars
  • National Endowment for the Humanities – Summer Stipend
  • National Institutes of Health – COBRE Phase I – overviews and Cores
  • National Institutes of Health – K01
  • National Institutes of Health – R01
  • National Institutes of Health – R03
  • National Institutes of Health – R21
  • National Institutes of Health – R35
  • National Science Foundation – CAREER award
  • National Science Foundation – EPSCoR Track 4 Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation
  • Sloan Foundation – Fellowship

Project overviews

Request a sample overview, or contact us to discuss best practices in writing overviews and white papers.

  • Department of Defense – Executive summary (Office of Naval Research)
  • Department of Energy – Office of Science preproposal
  • Fulbright Scholar Program – Overview
  • National Institutes of Health – Specific aims
  • National Science Foundation – CAREER proposal overview
  • National Science Foundation – Core proposal overview
  • United State Department of Agriculture – Logic model
  • M. Keck Foundation – Concept paper

Successful sample proposals are also available on the following websites: NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We caution our faculty about proposals available at websites like Jabberwocky and Open Grants – these sites contain both funded and unfunded proposals, often out of date.

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