Writing the Project Proposal

A project proposal describes some sort of plan for a needed action such as  marketing a product, streamlining a production process, developing a curriculum, or meeting a financial goal for a non-profit agency.   A project proposal may be used to obtain a federal grant or to convince a board of directors to fund a new initiative. Project proposals consist of several sections, perhaps including an executive summary,  a description of the problem or goal, a history or background of existing conditions, a research review, and so on.  The resources below describe components and processes of project proposals for a variety of purposes.

A List of Online Resources

 

How to Write a Project Proposal

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Proposal Writing for Grants--Short Course

The Foundation Center Learning Lab

 

A Practical Guide for Writing Proposals

Alice Reid, M. Ed., English and Educational Technology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

The Project Proposal

North Carolina State University

 

A Guide for Proposal Writing

National Science Foundation

 

Proposals for Funding

Phil Bartle, PhD, Seattle Community Network

 

Guide for Writing Project Proposals

University of Iowa Computer Science Department

 

Proposals

Engineering Communication Centre, University of Toronto  

Includes executive summary information

 

Tips and Hints About Writing Winning Grant Proposals

Polaris Grants Central

 

Evaluation Format

Small Grants Program, International Business Initiatives

 

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