Proposal Toolkit

To assist faculty and staff in pursuing external funding, OSP is pleased to offer the following sample information as reference for the completion of certain proposal elements.  Because each funding opportunity announcement has specific requirements and agency instructions often change, users should always check the specific instructions provided by the agency in the current solicitation, RFP, RFA, program announcement and/or grant proposal guide for any unique requirements or changes in format and always follow the current instructions provided by the agency.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Department of Energy (Office of Science)
  • WM Keck Foundation Research Program (Keck)
  • All federal grants are available at Grants.gov

LSU Proposal Components and Examples

The Office of Research Advancement (ORA) has curate a series of proposal components and examples---including examples of successful proposals from other LSU faculty and a list of LSU facilities and equipment---from agencies LSU researchers commonly apply to, including federal agencies like NEH, NSF, NIH, ED, and DOE, as well as private foundations like the Keck Foundation. See Proposal Development Resources at https://lsu.edu/research/departments/Research_Advancement/proposal_development_resources.php.

LSU Generic Information

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Department of Energy (Office of Science)

WM Keck Foundation