Proposal Preparation Resources

NSF Resources

  • NSF Proposal Documents Checklist
  • Proposal Preparation (NSF Grants Conference 2021)
  • Intellectual Merit & Broader Impacts
  • PAPPG (22-1)
    • A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021

HMC Resources

  • Institutional Information required for proposal cover sheets and award disbursement.
  • Grant Samples
    • One of the best ways to prepare a grant proposal is to consult successful proposals and reviews from other Harvey Mudd faculty. The structure and even some of the content (e.g. general statements about the College’s strengths) from those proposals can be adapted for your own proposal. The OSR can suggest faculty members willing to share their proposals and offer help and advice
  • Budgeting Information
    • Includes summer salary, student stipends, fringe and indirect rates. For NSF grants, this budget template should be used when developing your budget.
  • Subawards
    • Subaward agreements and PI’s responsibilities.
  • Conflict of Interest
    • Harvey Mudd College and most funders require a disclosure of financial interest in research or other activities supported by College-sponsored or external grant sources.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Guidance
    • Harvey Mudd College partners with Claremont Graduate University (CGU) to set guidelines pertaining to IRB processes and approval. The CGU Institutional Review Board ensures compliance with federal and state regulations concerning the use of humans as research subjects. Their focus is to facilitate faculty investigators and help train student investigators to understand and carry out the fundamental purpose of all IRBs, which is to assure the Investigator’s Respectful Behavior toward every person who participates in research as a “human subject.”