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Grant Writing Resources

Writing Winning Proposals

Steps for Writing Winning Proposals:

    1. Read request for proposal (RFP) and all guidelines carefully.
    2. Call or email the URS contact in Grants & Development for any RFP updates, tips, etc. and to arrange a time for review of the draft proposal.
    3. Start writing the proposal as early as possible.
    4. Draft the proposal according to RFP guidelines. Use program criteria as subject headings if possible, and use tips and best practices from URS and colleagues.
    5. Seek informal peer review before submitting to URS for review.
    6. Complete an Awards application in TRAQ .
    7. Send proposal to URS for final review.

      Proposal Writing Resources

      Best Practice Documents

      Information has been gathered from grant committee members, consultants, program officers and successful proposals to create several Best Practice guidelines for common funding programs. Click on the links below for access (restricted to Queen's faculty, staff and students).

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