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NOTE: The UPDATED version (January 2023) of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – NSF Research.gov Version – reflects changes to the NSF proposal preparation and submission process included in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). You may click on the page icon to the right titled “Principal Changes in This Edition” to learn what changes have been made to the NSF Version of the Workbook. You may also wish to click other page icons to view some of the Workbook updates and information. The new NSF Version is applicable for all proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023, or later, and it is available now by clicking Add to Cart on your left!

Some changes for this revised version are updates to: conducting a Funding Search on NSF’s new beta.nsf.gov website; kinds of submissions to include that NSF has started using Concept Outlines and the Program Suitability and Proposal Concept Tool (ProSPCT) for their submission; EAGER and RAPID proposal submissions; kinds of funding opportunities to reflect that NSF is piloting the use of the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation; the NSF-approved and required formats for the Biographical Sketch; Current and Pending (Other) Support information; and more. All URLs, screenshots, and references to PAPPG sections have also been updated.

Principles and fundamentals of good proposal writing are also emphasized, together with essential tips and strategies to produce an end result that is clear, concise, and follows a rational progression. Examples are provided in the Workbook, after which you’re asked to make a comparable response in your area of research interest. As each such response is made, the first draft of your application evolves.

Give yourself a competitive advantage when you write your next proposal to the NSF by investing in the latest updated iteration of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – NSF Research.gov Version available for purchase today by clicking the Add to Cart button.