Office for Proposal Enhancement

Guidance from Grantmakers

Strengthen your proposal writing skills with guidance from federal agencies, foundations, and grant writing experts. Visit our Proposal Templates & Tools page for resources that will help you submit a complete, competitive proposal.

Core Guidance & Policies

Grantwriting Tips & Samples

  • Grant Writing Tips Sheets
  • Sample R01 and R21 Applications and Summary Statements. See four successful R01 and R21 applications, written in the shorter NIH format. For R01s, each example includes Summary Statement, Research Plan and Full Application. For R21s, each example includes Summary Statement and Full Application.
  • Writing R21s. NIAID offers tips on writing exploratory/developmental research grants known as R21’s, including knowing when they are appropriate.

Other NIH Resources