Proposal Development Resources

The Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED) is committed to nurturing and supporting high-impact (e.g., large-scale), interdisciplinary, and/or strategic research and instruction programs at LSU. As part of this mission, ORED, through the Office of Research Administration (ORA), will provide administrative and technical support for the development and submission of major grant and strategic proposals. ORA was developed to provide comprehensive support for multidisciplinary and strategic programs; facilitate research collaboration with local, national, and international partners; and promote research initiatives within the seven focal areas identified in the ORED Strategic Plan.

This page describes ORA's proposal development resources.

Proposal Examples

ORA has curated a series of proposal examples 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. Our list is always in progress, and we welcome suggestions for proposal examples as well as volunteers to provide examples. To view these examples, you must be affiliated with LSU and use your PAWS ID to access our Moodle page. Please email if you have any difficulty viewing the examples or have any questions about them.

Broader Impacts

ORA hosts a workshop and presentation every year on how to incorporate broader impacts (BI) in proposals, and maintains a list of resources at LSU to aid researchers in connecting their research with communities beyond LSU. You can view (in development) a previous presentation on BI developed and delivered in Spring 2019 by the College of Science's Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy that covers the history of the BI requirement in NSF proposals, summarizes best BI practices, and hosts insight from successful NSF proposals.

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