Proposal Development Resources

Proposal Preparation

The Office of Government Sponsored Programs and Research is fully committed to advancing the vision of the Johnson C. Smith University and will fulfill its missions by targeting its energy and resources to the following strategic objectives:


  • Providing services and resources that enhance research, training, and other sponsored programs and activities.
  • Ensuring the University is in compliance with federal, state, and sponsor requirements for programmatic, regulatory and fiscal stewardship.
  • Enhancing partnerships and collaborations with government, industry and other research enterprises.
  • Developing infrastructure and policy that promote an innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial culture.

Below you'll find handy aides to help you through the process of proposal preparation.


Proposal Steps
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This listing helps to break the proposal process into 5 clear steps. This is a very useful tool in understanding the process.

Proposal Checklist
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This checklist is a useful tool to ensure that you haven't overlooked any of the steps in putting together a grant application.

Frequently Used Information
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An extensive listing of information that is often required in completing grant applications - from legislative district to Faculty and Administration rates.

List of Forms


» Intent to Apply Form (click to view)
» Proposal Clearance Form (click to view)

Proposal Development Resources

(Links are all in PDF format. left click to view. Right click, then select "save link as" to download a copy of selected resource.)

Proposal Submission Process (click to view)

Grant Writing Tips (click to view)

Outline for Evaluation (click to view)

Logic Method (click to view)

National Health Institute's Tips for Proposal Development (click to view)

National Science Foundation's Guide for Proposal Development (click to view)

Tips for Preparing Federal Grant Proposals (click to view)

Previously Funded Proposal Samples**PASSWORD PROTECTED:


SAMPLE 1 (click to view)

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SAMPLE 3 (click to view)

SAMPLE 4 (click to view)

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SAMPLE 8 (click to view)