Proposal Development Toolkits & Resources

This page contains a selection of grant-writing guides and resources. 

Additional resources, including workshops and trainings, are available in the Training section of this website.  For complete information about submitting a proposal at UMass Amherst, please visit the Submission Process section.  For information about early-stage proposal development staff support, please contact the a member of the Research Development office.


National Science Foundation (NSF)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Department of Energy (DOE)


Department of Defense (DOD)

  • OGCA Tool Kit for DOD (coming soon)
  • Office of Naval Research Homepage
  • DOD Proposal Tips (Under Reconstruction) Please call Marcia Day with any questions (413) 545-0674


US Department of Agriculture (USDA)


US Department of Education




Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

Budget Development Tools

Foundation Proposal Development Tools


RBMNet Proposal Development Toolkits


General Proposal Development Resources