Stony Brook University Office of Research Services


Peter Saal
Phone: 631-632-9033

Deborah Mann
Phone: 631-632-8331 

Resources For Grant Writing

Sample Grant Applications & Review Process

The Grantsmanship Center's Library of Winning Grant Proposals
Library consists of recently funded, top-ranked grant proposals in a wide variety of subject areas.  Copies of top-ranked, funded proposals selected by major government funders are available at reasonable rates.

National Institutes of Health
Sample R01 & R21 applications & summary statements available.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Dept. of Defense 
Database of funded research abstracts.

National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review
NIH Peer Review Revealed - a series of videos that give an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.

Publications on proposal writing & grant funding:

Social Science Research Council
“The Art of Writing Proposals”  by Adam Przeworski (Univ. of Chicago) & Frank Solomon (Univ. of Wisconsin). 

NCURA’s Research Management Review
“More Paper out the Door:  Ten Inexpensive Ways to Stimulate Proposal Development” by Robert Porter (University of Tennessee)

Crafting a Sales Pitch for Your Grant Proposal
by Robert Porter (University of Tennessee)
Article: PDF, 793 KB, 7 pages
Presentation: PDF, 679KB, 11 pages

Demystifying Grant Guidelines
by Richard Kaplan (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Available Grant writing workshops & consultants:

Please note that the following companies/consultants are provided as possible resources only; this list does not imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Office of the Vice President.
Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC
Provides consulting on a wide range of topics (strategic planning, workshops & seminars, assistance in large proposals, etc.) related to research development.
Biotechnology Business Consultants (BBC)  
Assists individuals and institutions to formulate and implement grant development programs.
Christine Black
Proposal writing workshops.  Address community-based or educational projects.
Contact: 734-615-1603;
Enable Ventures 
Provides entrepreneurial education programs and SBIR grant writing workshop
Gail Koelln/GK Grant Writing
Grant writing consulting firm.

George Gopen             
Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective
Contact: 919-384-7175;
Grant Development Solutions
Focuses on teaching clients how to write winning grants and can also help them ensure a grant is readily implemented and evaluated.
The Grantsmanship Center
Provides various training and consulting on grant writing.
Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops LLC
Offers seminars, workshops, and consultation on writing grants.
Holly Falk-Krzesinski
Grantsmanship for the Research Professional
Lynn Miner & Associates
Grants consulting firm that provides workshops and grant writing services.
Robert Porter, Ph.D.
Director, Research Development, University of Tennessee
Assists with writing successful grants, finding funding, strategies for success in sponsored research, building grant proposals for the NSF, NIH and NEH & career development grants for pre- and postdocs.  Also offers COACHING RESEARCHERS TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL GRANTS.
Contact:; (865) 974-3053

Other Resources

Hezel Associates, LLC 
Specializes in the independent evaluation and has extensive experience conducting program assessments, efficacy studies and evaluating program outcomes. 


Tennessee based transcription company that has been transcribing for researchers at many different universities, independent research companies, and national research projects.  Transcribe one-on-interviews, focus groups, clinical studies, telephone interviews and research meetings