Resources for research professionals

Explore our suite of templates and checklists covering multiple federal agencies.

These resources are best used by those pursuing common funding opportunities and those familiar with the agency to which they are applying. If you are writing a proposal to an agency for the first time, we suggest you request grant writing support for additional guidance.

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National Science Foundation (NSF)




National Institutes of Health (NIH)



Authentication of Key Biological and Chemical Resources Template

Biosketch - Blank format Template

Biosketch - Example

Budget Justification - Detailed (R&R) Template

Budget Justification - Modular Template

Data Management and Sharing Plan Template

Equipment Template

Facilities and Other Resources Template

Foreign Justification Template

Introduction to NIH Template

Multiple PI Leadership Plan Template

Other Support Template

Other Support - Example

Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP) Template

Plan for the Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research Template

Project Narrative Template

Project Summary/Abstract Template

Research Strategy Template

Resource Sharing Plan Template

Select Agent Research Template

Specific Aims Template

Vertebrate Animals Template

Human Subjects/Clinical Trial Templates


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)




Agency-Independent Resources

Broader Impacts_Guiding Principles

SciENcv Guide

Resources for UVM Affiliates on Our Sharepoint Site

UVM Equipment, Facilities, and Other Resources “Boilerplate” Text

  • Descriptions of common or shared resources for UVM researchers
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Slides and/or Recordings of Our Workshops

  • NSF CAREER Commit to Submit Program 2023
  • Writing Your First NIH Grant 2023

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Additional Resources An open access repository of over 270 grant proposals and counting.

SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae. A researcher profile system for those applying to federal agencies. Easily create and maintain biosketches and funding support documents.

ARIS Broader Impacts Toolkit: Resources and tools that will help you develop projects and partnerships to meet the Broader Impacts requirement of NSF proposals. Also helpful as other agenices adopt broader impact requirements!

Vermont Evaluation Network (VEN): VEN provides a single point entry to reach evaluators working in and for Vermont with broad topical expertise. If you would like to find an evaluation collaborator for a grant proposal, you can send a short description of your opportunity to VEN for forwarding to their email list (well in advance of your deadline please).