Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Grant Writing Handbook

The Grant Writing Handbook provides useful information about applying for and writing a grant proposal. The Handbook also contains University policies and procedures for preparing, processing, and submitting grant proposals to federal agencies and private foundations.

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Table of Contents



Searching for Funders

Preparing and Processing Proposals
- The Concept Paper or Letter of Intent
- Consultation with Deans, Colleagues, the Office of Sponsored Programs
- The Working Draft and Budget

Internal Review
- Internal Review and Grant Routing Form
- Institutional Review Board
- Institutional Review Board Protocol Review Forms
- Education in the Protection of Human Subjects
- Animal Care and Use Committee
- Final Version of Proposal

Proposal Writing In-Depth
- Proposal Contents
- Abstract
- Statement of Need
- Project Design
- Project Personnel
- Management Plan
- Evaluation Plan
- Dissemination Plan
- Sustainability
- Budget
- Appendices

Review Procedures and Sponsor Decision-Making

Final Comments


Sources of Information

Policy and Procedures
In accordance with federal policy, Adelphi University established its Institutional Review Board (IRB) to protect the welfare of study participants. The IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications, or disapprove research activities that fall under federal regulations and local institutional policy.

It is Adelphi policy that all research conducted by faculty, administrators, undergraduate, and graduate students be reviewed by the IRB. This includes studies that make use of surveys, interviews, experimental designs that involve human subjects, and any research that involves children or other vulnerable populations such as the incarcerated or mentally impaired.

The IRB meets monthly except in January, June, and August. All IRB submissions are required to be submitted no later than the 15th of the month preceding the meeting. Please send 17 copies to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Social Work Building, Room 116 and email a complete copy of your protocol to The forms can be obtained from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, from your faculty representative on the committee, or you can download them.
- IRB Review Forms (PDF 123KB)
- IRB Review Forms (DOC 20KB)

All Study protocols reviewed and approved by the Adelphi IRB are valid for one year, therefore, investigators must resubmit their protocols using the continuation form. In addition to continuation review, please use this form if your study will require modifications since its original approval.
- Continuation Form (PDF 16KB)
- Continuation Form (DOC 24KB)

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Mary Cortina
Social Work Building, Room 121
p - 516.877.3259
f - 516.877.3297
e -

Virginia Bruchhauser
Social Work Building, Room 119
p - 516.877.3161
f - 516.877.3297
e -

This page was last modified on July 3, 2014.
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