Proposal Preparation Guides

W&M Materials
  • Elements of a Successful Proposal--a model format for grant proposals and helpful hints.
  • Letter Proposals--usually requested from foundations before they will entertain a full proposal.
  • What Reviewers Look For--some hints on making reviewers happy.
  • Federal vs. Non-federal Sponsors --how proposals to federal sponsors will differ from those to non-federal ones.
  • Budgeting Basics
  • At a Glance: Boilerplate Information about William and Mary for Proposals
  • Proposal Writing Guides--a bibliography of materials available in Swem Library and the Grants Office.
  • Seeking External Funding: A Manual for Faculty at The College of William & Mary
    This manual provides an overview of the Office of Grants and Research Administration and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Its purpose is to outline the services provided by these two offices in assisting faculty to obtain external funding, and to provide faculty with information about corporate, foundation and other giving programs.
Other Useful Materials