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This page is to support the development of narrative proposals. You can find resources to locate external grants here. When you aready to apply, be sure to fill out the Intent to Submit form through ORSP. 


NSF Career proposals

Thinking about applying to the NSF Career program? Take a look at our Tips and Advice sheet.  Kelly Schultz of Chemical Engineering shared her path to Career in 2018. Her powerpoint provides a roadmap to planing your submission. Yu Yue of Math shared her experience as well. Her presentation is particularly helpful for reaching out to program officer. Her powerpoint is here. NSF also maintains resources on the program here

Check out the NSF website for more CAREER grant info here: NSF CAREER Grant Info 

NSF released frequently asked questions about the CAREER grant program here: NSF CAREER Grant FAQs

OVPR holds yearly workshops with previous Career awardees and a writing group. For more information, email Kate Bullard

Outreach and Broader Impacts Resources

Lehigh has a number of existing programs to assist with the outreach and broader impacts section of your NSF proposal. Center for Community Engagement and staff members Ashley Sciora and Carolina Hernandez can help you connect with the Bethlehem community. Access Academy runs out of the center and brings students to campus for deeper learning opportunity.  The CHOICES camp brings middle school girls to campus in the summer to learn about engineering and are always interested in new opportunities for the girls to learn. 

Other entites on campus will partner on creative learning opportunities, LUAG and the Office of Sustainability are two examples. 


Introductory materials

Looking for an introduction to the NIH? Please take a look at this  powerpoint from Alan Snyder (2019).   The NIH website has resources that may be helpful including: NIH Success RatesInformation for Peer Reviewers from NIHOER Homepage, and The Anatomy of a Specific Aims Page.

NIH Provided Guides

Check out the NIH Grant Writing Guide to help draft your proposal. Provided by the NIH.

Here is the NIH Application Guide for grant proposals.

U.S. Department of Energy

Funding Opportunties

OVPR held a workshop bringing together mentors. This list from Israel Wachs of funding opportunities.

Basic Energy Science Funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of Education

Funding Opportunities

Check out the funding opportunities provided by the Institute of Education Sciences

Graduate Training Grants

Materials for grant proposals

We established a page of resources for faculty applying for graduate training grants. This is an evolving resource so if you have materials to contribute please send to