Proposal Development Resources

FAS Research Administration Services has compiled information and resources to help enhance proposal competitiveness.  Additionally, FAS Research Development supports faculty and administrators in developing the non-disciplinary elements of proposals such as management plans, broader impacts, evaluation plans, and finding external evaluators.  To arrange a meeting or discuss proposal development, please contact the Research Development team.

Sample Proposals
A collection recently successful grant proposals from FAS applicants available for use by FAS faculty.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposals
Guidelines, templates, tools and other resources to facilitate the development of NSF proposals.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Proposals
Guidelines, templates, tools and other resources to facilitate the development of NIH proposals.

Resources to Broaden Impact
Programs and resources in and around Harvard that FAS faculty can leverage to demonstrate the potential for a project to benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes. These resources can be used to fulfill Broader Impacts criteria.

Harvard Institutional Information
Institutional information commonly requested in grant applications.

Facilities and Resources - Sample Language
Information on core facilities in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Science Division to help researchers complete the Facilities and Resources section of NSF and NIH grant applications. 

Office of Institutional Research
Source for University fact books, organizational charts, historical information and other Harvard facts and figures.

Data Management Plan Template
FAS Guide and template for creating a data management plan

A group of major research institutions has partnered to create a flexible online tool to help researchers generate data management plans. This provides sponsor-specific guidance and resources for writing a data management plan. Harvard is an institutional partner and researchers should sign in under “Your Institution” when creating their plan.