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Grant Templates & Guides

The Office of Research Development (ORD) Library contains templates, boilerplate language, and blueprints for use in development of grant applications. The types of language you will find in these pages deal with Institutional Information, Agency-Specific Templates, and Other Components and Communiciations, including: 
  • Institutional Mission and Commitment
  • HSI/MSI information
  • Institutional stats
  • Letters of Support: examples of LOS to express institutional support
  • Facilities and Other Resources: descriptions of the UC Merced Campus, Schools, Departments, and other institutional entities
  • Resource and Data Sharing: example for Resource and Data Sharing Plans
  • Data Management Plans
  • Other Proposal Sections: examples and templates for Current and Pending, Authentication of Key Resources Plan, Vertebrate Animals, Multiple PI/PD, etc.
  • Agency-specific templates: example NSF REU Supplements
Please note that, while we do update these documents as necessary, it is your responsibility to verify specific information. The date of last update is in the header of each document. Please contact ORD at to inquire about updated information.