Proposal Preparation and Submission -- Proposal Writer's Guide (University of Michigan)
How to write a successful grant proposal -- 'Find How' Resources
For additional help:
The Art of Writing ProposalsFoundations (of research) -- Research Methods Knowledge Base (see 'Foundations'; note "Language of Research")
A good, brief, narrative description (download; 8 pages)
NSF Guide for Proposal Writing
This is a detailed guide (with a handy table of contents). Much of this does not apply to this assignment--budget considerations, for example. But much is useful to us: specifically the Introduction, Criteria for Evaluation, Advice, and Writing the Proposal sections.
The Foundation Center
A short course.
Some Useful Links from Notre Dame
A guide, checklist, and tips--among other resources.
Problem Formulation -- Another helpful page from the Knowledge Base
Why Proposals are Rejected -- A list of reasons (U Michigan)