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Proposal Development Resources

Proposal forms for major funders

Most government agencies have transitioned to or are preparing to transition to a common set of proposal documentation — the SF424 (RR) family (Standard Form, Research and Related). DOD, DOE, DOT, EPA, NASA, NIH and many other federal funders use some or all of the SF424 family. Check your funding solicitation to see if it is part of the SF424 family.

Proposal Development Resources

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Where Do I Submit My Proposal?

Always follow the directions in the funding solicitation — they supersede all other information sources regarding your proposal. Some federal funders have proprietary proposal submission websites (e.g., NEUP, EERE) but most can be submitted through a variety of web portals:

  • – the federal government’s primary grant submissions system. Not fancy but it works.
  • – NSF’s new proposal submission and management online system. Being rolled out in sections.

These proposal support resources are intended as a guide to facilitate proposal development. It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure that the funding solicitation requirements are satisfied in the response.


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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

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