Proposal Checklists & Templates
We have developed checklists (below) for NIH R01 and NSF research proposals. These checklists provide investigators with a guide to the standard sections required for these proposals and also offer project management tools to facilitate delegation of tasks related to a grant submission, and for setting internal deadlines for completion.
The following outlines are in Word format :
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Templates & Tools
Templates for biographical sketches, budgets, and other common NIH and NSF components are found below. Some templates use examples and detailed instructions for proper completion of the form. Some links offer a blank template for completion by the PI. Our NIH templates are modeled on the SF-424 forms for electronic submission, and do not use the form pages required for PHS 398 paper submissions. If your application uses the PHS 398 forms, please use thetemplates provided by NIH.
Note: These checklists and templates are offered as a guide for electronic submissions. Because NIH and NSF regulations often change, always check the specific RFP/FOA and the agency guidelines for any unique rules or changes in format.
If you have questions about these templates/tools or how to use them, please contact your OSP
You can access templates and tools below (all are saved as .doc’s unless otherwise specified):
- NIH SF424 Biographical Sketch Blank Template
- NIH Biographical Sketch Sample
- NIH SF424 Personnel Justification
- NIH SF424 Resources
- NIH Multiple PI Leadership Plan
- NIH Detailed Budget for Initial Budget Period
- NIH Budget for Entire Proposed Project Period
- NIH Modular Budget Sample (PDF)
- NIH Budget Justification
NIH Responsible Conduct of Research