Grant Writing Resources

How to Write a Proposal for a Grant or Fellowship

A good proposal takes an idea and turns it into a testable hypothesis. Regardless of where your future career plans lie, writing a successful grant or fellowship application is a critical part of maintaining a successful and productive research program.  It is equally important for those who work outside of academic research, and you will find that the proposal writing skills we teach you here at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) will be useful in many venues.

Grants and Contracts Office

The Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) oversees the research grant application and award process and provides support to all ISMMS investigators who submit grants and fellowship applications. It establishes and implements internal policies and ensures that activities conform to external guidelines and regulatory policies. Current information regarding sponsorship, policy changes, and funding opportunities is also available as is assistance with all aspects of pre- and post-award administration and management.

First Application Guide

Regardless of the funding source, NIH, other government agency, private foundation, or association, you will have to fill out an application. The paperwork, particularly for government grants can be considerable, so we have developed a guide for you to use in preparing your first application. Please note that all research to be conducted on human subjects also needs to be submitted by the GCO for review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).