Grant Writing Resources

Resources for Preparing Successful Grant Proposals

Research funding: 10 tips for writing a successful application - The Guardian

Ten ways to write a better grant - The Scientist

Research funding toolkit - The focus of this resource is on the UK system; however, videos, live chats, presentations, and a book offer generalizable information for academics wanting to improve their grant writing skills

Demystifying the review process for NSERC Discovery Grants

Best practices for grant writers - University Affairs

The art of grantsmanship - Jacob Kraicer 

What Do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway? (based on the US system but still has some useful pointers)

Items from the University of Alberta Education and Resource Archive (ERA)

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Guidelines for writing research proposals

A primer on document design

Literature search help at the UofA Libraries

Make an appointment with a librarian for help with  finding information, using databases or other electronic resources.

General Academic Writing Resources

University of Alberta writing initiatives 

10 tips on how to write less badly - The Chronicle of Higher Education 

30 tips for successful academic research and writing - The London School of Economics and Political Science

Improving your academic writing: My top 10 tips - Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD  

How to write well - Paul Graham

Plain language tips and pointers - Public Works and Government Services Canada