Proposal Development Resources

Providing guidance and support for developing competitive research grant proposals.


Our Anatomy of a Biosketch presentation (originally given in 2012 and now updated) explains the purpose of biosketches and lists the most frequently seen issues. This information is a good introduction to the topic.

Our Ready When You Are webinar "Tips to Tackle the New NIH Biosketch" (or presentation slides) gives tips on how to make the most of the updated NIH biosketch format.

Learn more on the NIH's FAQ page for Biosketches.


The CTSI provides boilerplate text of facilities and resources provided by the institution to assist in investigators in preparing grant applications, manuscripts, and other related documents. 

See the entire boilerplate list by logging on to our SharePoint Boilerplate collection page.  If you have updates or information that is not included, let us know at and we will update accordingly.


Internal Submission Requirements

All proposals must be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs through InfoEd. Final proposals should be received 3 days prior to the sponsor deadline.

Cite the CTSA

Publications and other documents resulting from utilization of WF CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSA grant. Learn how.

Grant Writing

We have editing services that can be requested through the CTSI Service Request form.

View more helpful tips on the various sections for your Research Grant Applications or if applying for K, take a look at our K Award Toolkit.

Grant Application Sections

NIH has begun a new initiative designed to improve the rigor of experimental design in research, and to increase the reproducibility of scientific experiments. This is required for all grants and progress reports due on or after January 25, 2016. Learn more and view tips from the NIH.