Proposal Evaluation Guides
A link to the National Science Foundation that provides excellent guidelines for preparing and submitting unsolicited proposals.
National Science Foundation Grants Proposal Guide
This National Science Foundation publication describes the types of evaluations principal investigators/project directors may be called upon to perform over the lifetime of a project. It also includes the development of evaluation questions and the collection and analysis of appropriate data to provide answers to these questions.
User Friendly handbook for Project Evaluation
This National Science Foundation publication presents information on mixed method evaluations which combine quantitative and qualitative techniques.
User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations
Grant Proposal Writing Tip – How to Develop a Compelling Idea
After you have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of your idea and determined how to fix the weakness, the next steps are:
- Analyze literature, search for gaps in knowledge, and note conclusions.
- Identify gaps that establish your project as the next logical step.
- Find 5 – 10 articles that support the need for your project.
*Tip adapted from The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook: Successful Proposals to Any Agency by David Morrison David & Stephen Russell. Los Olivos, California: 2007.