Developing Your Proposal

Model Proposals

  • The National Institutes of Health has provided an invaluable tool for the proposal writer with its Annotated R01 Grant Application and Summary Statement.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services “NIH RePORTER” (formerly "CRISP") system also allows you to look up proposals that have been funded.
  • Keep in mind that proposal guidelines may change over time. Something that was permitted under previous solicitations may not be permissible now.

Links to Writing Guides and Resources

Grammar and Language Usage


  • Reappraised checklist aims to help readers assess whether a paper has flaws that call its integrity into question. Nature article with checklist Nature 577, 167-169 (2020)

Writing Guides


General guides