Grant Proposal Writing Awards

A Pilot Program Sponsored by RCA and the NDSU Center for Writers With Funding from ND EPSCoR

Matching funds are provided to faculty members seeking grant proposal writing assistance from the NDSU Center for Writers. This support is intended to be an investment in a faculty member's ability to establish and pursue a long-term research program at NDSU.

Under this program, awards of up to $1,000 each are paid to the NDSU Center for Writers (CFW) on behalf of a faculty member for writing assistance on a specific grant proposal. Of the total grant amount, half must be committed by the faculty member's department, college dean, and/or another NDSU source. The remaining half will then be committed by the RCATT Office.

Awards range from a few hundred dollars to the maximum $1,000, depending on the amount of writing assistance required. Assistance can range from a final review of a fairly complete proposal to more intensive writing assistance throughout the drafting process.  

Initially, assistance is restricted to grant proposals aimed at the following programs:

This CFW writing assistance does not cover project design, clerical work, or coordination tasks. CFW assistance is restricted to the writing component, including editing, organization, clarity, format, style, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and language. Faculty members are responsible for: 1) developing an appropriate research project, including all budgeting, materials sourcing, and collaborations, and 2) for gathering all necessary approvals and documentation, including input for online systems such as

Applicants must apply for a Grant Proposal Writing Award at least six weeks in advance of the grant application due date. To initiate the process, contact the CFW's assistant director, Enrico Sassi,, to discuss your proposal needs and to determine if this program is appropriate for you.

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