Proposal Development Resources

The tabs below provide commonly used planning documents, templates and links for proposals CRPDE handles frequently. Tabs are marked with the agency and funding opportunity title. The last tab provides general information on writing and obtaining letters for proposals.

 

 

 

Our most commonly used resources for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding is organized in the table below. We make every effort to keep the resources up to date, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions. (*anticipated dates)

 

 NSF CAREERDOE CAREER        
  Deadlines
 Full: TBA

Pre: TBA
Full: TBA

  
  Solicitation Materials

 Agency Link | Frequently Asked Questions

 Solicitation Summary (docx)

Agency Link  
  Proposal Planning Tool
 CAREER Planning Tool (docx)   
  Biosketch
 Biosketch (docx)   
  Conflict of Interest
COA Template (xlsx)   
  Current & Pending
 C&P (doc)   
  Additional Materials
 Examples (link)   

Our most commonly used resources for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding is organized in the table below. We make every effort to keep the resources up to date, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 NRTMRIPIRESTC
 Deadlines

CRPDE NOI: 9/13/2018

Full: 2/6/2019

 CRPDE NOI: 9/5/2018

 Full: 1/22/2019

Pre: TBA

Full: TBA

Pre: TBA

Full: TBA

 Preparation ActivitiesNAActivities (pdf)  
 CRPDE ChecklistChecklist (docx)Checklist (pdf)  
  Planning ToolPlanning Tool (docx)Planning Tool (pdf)  Planning Tool (docx)
Information Meeting NotesInformation Meeting Slides (ppt)Reality Meeting (pdf)  
 Notice of Intent FormNotice of Intent (link)Notice of Intent (link)  
 Internal Application Internal Application (pdf)   
 Internal Submission Form Internal Submission (link) Internal Submission (link) 
 Collaborators
COA Template (xlxs) COA Template (xlsx)COA Template (xlxs) COA Template (xlxs) 
 Biosketch Biosketch (docx) Biosketch (docx) Biosketch (docx) Biosketch (docx)
Current and PendingC&P (doc)C&P (doc)C&P (doc)C&P (doc)
 Additional Materials Sample Documents  
 Data ManagementData Mngt @ OU (link)Data Mngt @ OU (link)Data Mngt @ OU (link)Data Mngt @ OU (link)

Our most commonly used resources for Foundation funding is organized in the table below. We make every effort to keep the resources up to date, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions. (*anticipated dates)

 

 Keck Research Program         
  Deadlines

Draft Concept paper: 15 Nov & 15 May

Full Application: 15 Aug & 15 Feb

 

  
  Solicitation Materials

 Agency Link

 Informational Presentation (pdf)

   
 Letter of Intent

Draft Concept Paper to CRPDE (form link)

Concept Paper Instructions (link)

   
 
    
     
     
  Additional Materials
CRPDE Informational Video (YouTube link)   

Letters

  • Do I need a letter? Funding agencies often have differing requirements for inclusion of letters of commitment and support. Make sure you read the solicitation carefully to determine if supplementary letters are requested. If you aren't sure, ask!
  • Commitment or Support? Letters of commitment usually come from project partners and collaborators. Letters of support are generally written by public officials, community groups, or non-profits. NSF is usually not interested in letters of support, so make sure your letter is explicit about whether it is about support or commitment!
  • Award Letters. Award or nomination letters generally recommend individuals as recipients for awards. Many awards have very specific guidelines for nomination letters.
  • Letters of Intent. Letters of intent typically notify funding agencies that you are preparing to submit a proposal. This may or may not be an option. Check the solicitation or ask!

General Guidelines:

  • Use institutional or organizational letterhead.
  • If possible, suggest a template or at least make it clear what the letter should say.
  • Start early and set deadlines.
Letters of Commitment:
  • Letters of commitment are generally written by collaborators and partners.
  • Is the signatory appropriate to represent the institutional or organizational partner or collaborator?
  • Partners and collaborators should be included in the planning and implementation of the project.
  • For NSF proposals, it may be necessary to include letters from substantial collaborators that are not included in the budget.
  • See the CRPDE guide: Writing A letter of Commitment
Letters of Support:
  • Letters of support are generally easier to get and may be written by public officials, community groups, non-profits, etc.
  • Is the signatory appropriate to represent the institutional or organizational partner or collaborator?
  • For NSF proposals, letters of support are not a standard component unless required by a specific program solicitation.
  • See the CRPDE guide: Writing A letter of Support