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Grants Toolbox

Proposal Checklists

We have developed checklists (below) for NIH R01 and NSF research proposals. These checklists provide investigators with a guide to the standard sections required for these proposals and also offer project management tools to facilitate delegation of tasks related to a grant submission, and for setting internal deadlines for completion.

The following outlines are in Word format (DOC):

Proposal Preparation by Sponsor

In our efforts to actively assist faculty and student researchers in their efforts to pursue external funding for support of their work, we have crafted detailed guidance and technical assistance materials to help increase the competitiveness of University of Utah investigators.

It is our intention to make the proposal development process as straightforward and streamlined as possible. 

Detailed information about sponsors and select opportunities and their corresponding preparation materials are organized by sponsor, listed below:

Templates & Tools

Templates for biographical sketches, budgets, and other common NIH and NSF components are found below. Some templates use examples and detailed instructions for proper completion of the form. Some links offer a blank template for completion by the PI. Our NIH templates are modeled on the SF-424 forms for electronic submission, and do not use the form pages required for PHS 398 paper submissions. If your application uses the PHS 398 forms, please use the templates provided by NIH.

Note: These checklists and templates are offered as a guide for electronic submissions. Because NIH and NSF regulations often change, always check the specific RFP/FOA and the agency guidelines for any unique rules or changes in format.

If you have questions about these templates/tools or how to use them, please contact your Sponsored Projects Officer.

You can access templates and tools below:

NSF Resources NIH Resources


Research Calendar

Last Updated: 11/29/17