University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Proposal Writing Resources

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Proposal Writing Advice

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal (pdf)

NSF Proposal Advice (pdf)

NSF Research 101 for Engineers (pdf)

NSF Writing your Career Proposal (Hazelrigg Workshop) (pdf)

2016 NSF Career Proposal Writing Workshop

Sample Proposals

Sample Proposal for NIH (pdf)

Sample Proposal for NSF (pdf)

Technical Writing Specialists, (contact for timeline and rates):

Catherine Graul, 952-217-0305,

Catherine has over 10 years of experience in proofreading, ghostwriting, book and publications editing (including multiple college textbooks), curriculum design (from orientations to trade school to university level), cross-cultural journalism, and publicity writing. She has proven success as an independent leader generating innovative marketing, communication and recruitment strategies, web and freelance content, and other media presentations. As a vernacular linguist with extensive training in anthropology, minority language development, literacy, and translation coupled with a broad cross-cultural and multilingual experience, Catherine is well-versed in helping communicate effectively across cultures and languages.

loefflerPeter Loeffler, 612-625-5326,

Peter is well versed in crafting engaging communication for a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical. His experience includes Department of the Navy reporting, National Institute of Health and Department of Energy grant applications, numerical analysis verification and validation reporting, test reporting, quality and process documentation, and renewable energy prospectuses. Peter is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Minnesota and holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University.

saariAnne Saari, 612-625-5326,

Anne is currently an Engineering Co-op Instructor at the University of MN where she reviews student technical papers and helps develop program materials. Her previous technical writing experience includes working for various local corporations producing/maintaining installation guides, operations manuals, user guides, online help, and documentation standards.

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