Sponsor Application Forms

The days of making multiple paper copies of your proposal and shipping them to the sponsor are long gone. Electronic submission instruction and forms are included in the guidelines for applying. This page has links to application forms and guidelines for several programs and resources.

Caution: Application forms are updated frequently. Using the wrong forms can cause problems with your proposal submission, up to and including non-acceptance. Be sure you are using the most current forms for the correct program and sponsor!

If you can't find the form you need on these pages, or you're not sure, please contact Sponsored Programs staff.


Application forms and guidelines differ by funding agency and opportunity. Search here by Agency or Category to find specific grant applications. To be sure you get the right application, double-check the Funding Opportunity Number (FON) or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number before downloading the application. On the Search Results page for the Category or Agency, FONs are listed in the Funding Number column; CFDA numbers are often part of the Opportunity Title.

To use the Grants.gov application forms, you must have a compatible version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer.


This link takes you to general Information about NEH Fellowships and the application guidelines: see Section IV of the linked page.


Download NIH forms and application guidelines.


All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSF's FastLane System. Forms are created online and are not available for download as individual documents.

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A budget worksheet that matches NSF categories is available in Excel format from OGSP.

Leave Funding Forms

American Council of Learned Societies
American Philosophical Society

Other application forms are available at individual sponsors' sites.