Proposal Development

Proposal Development Process

The Grants and Research Office at Northern Michigan University provides faculty and staff with assistance in grant proposal writing. Faculty and staff involvement is at the core of a successful proposal. From the point of an idea, through identifying potential funding, to developing a formal proposal, creating a budget, submitting a proposal, interpreting sponsor guidelines and assisting with compliance, the NMU grants and research staff are your partners in research and scholarly works activities.

The graphic above outlines the usual process for most grant proposals. Once you have an idea and a tentative timeline and list of possible funding sources to explore, the next step is to set up a meeting with the Grants and Research Office to develop a plan of action.

NMU grants and research staff can be reached at or 906-227-2440. We are located in 402 Cohodas Hall.