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Resources for Early Career Researchers: Writing a Research Proposal

This guide is designed to assist early career researchers with research and publication related questions. It provides an overview of tools and resources for individuals who are just getting started in their research career.

Designing Your Research Proposal from SAGE Publications

Writing Research Proposal Resources

Grant Writing Resources

Budgeting for Publication Fees

Good news! Many times you can write the cost of the publication fee into your research grant. The NIH Grants Policy Statement includes a section related to publication and printing costs. The National Science Foundation also outlines publication costs in section 617 of their awards documentation. Be advised that it is best to consider publication costs early on in the research process. A lack of funding for publication fees can limit publishing options. 

For more information about how to include Article Processing Charges (APCs) in your funding proposals, watch the short video below. This video includes sample language you can use or adapt for your funding proposals.

Additional Writing Resources