specialized documents

writing proposals


required texts

Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2008). Writing proposals. 2nd ed. New York: Pearson/Longman. ISBN-13: 0-205-58314-0

Mikelonis, V.M., Betsinger, S.T., and Kampf, C. (2004). Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age. New York: Pearson Longman. ISBN: 0-321-16007-X

additional readings

These will be electronic documents that will be announced in the schedule and below.

scholarship on proposal/grant writing

Broadhead, G.J. & Freed, R.C. (1986). The Variables of Composition: Process and Product in a Business Setting. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Budish, B. E. & Sandhusen, R. L. (1989). The Short Proposal: Versatile Tool for Communicating Corporate Culture in Competitive Climates. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 32(2), 81-85.

Chapin, P. G. (2004). Research Projects and Research Proposals: A Guide for Scientists Seeking Funding. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Connor, U., & Mauranen, A. (1999). Linguistic analysis of grant proposals: European Union research grants. English for Specific Purposes, 18, 47-62.

De Bakey, L. (1976). The Persuasive Proposal. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 6(1), 5-25.

Dycus, R. D. (1977). The Effect of Proposal Appearance on the Technical Evaluation Scoring of Government Proposals. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication,7(4), 285-295.

Freed, R. C. (1987). A Meditation on Proposals and Their Backgrounds. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 17(2), 157-163.

Freed, R.C. & Broadhead, G.J. (1987). Using High-Affect Goals in Teaching Proposal Writing. Journal of Advanced Composition, 7(1&2). Retrieved 21 May 2008 from http://www.jacweb.org/Archived_volumes/Text_articles/V7_FreedBroadhead.htm

Freed, R. C. & Roberts, D. D. (1989). The Nature, Classification, and Generic Structure of Proposals. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 19(4), 317-351.

Haselkorn, M.P. (1985). Proposals. Research in Technical Communication: A Bibliographic Sourcebook. M. G. Moran & D. Journet (Eds.). Westport, CN: Greenwood, 255-283.

Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2008). Writing Proposals: Rhetoric for managing change. New York: Longman.

Kennedy, G. E. (1983). Teaching Formal Proposals: A Versatile Minicourse in Technical Writing. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 13(2), 123-137.

Kent-Drury, R. (2000). Bridging boundaries, negotiating differences: The nature of leadership in cross-functional proposal-writing groups. Technical Communication, 47, 90-98.

Killingsworth, M. J. (1983). A Bibliography on Proposal Writing. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 26(2), 79-83.

Killingsworth, M.J. & Gilbertson, M.K. (1992). Signs, Genres, and Communities in Technical Communication. New York: Baywood.

LaDuc, L. (1991). Infusing Practical Wisdom into Persuasive Performance: Hermeneutics and the Teaching of Sales Proposal Writing. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 21(2), 155-164.

McIsaac, C.M. & Aschauer, M.A. (1990). Proposal writing at Atherton Jordan, Inc.: An Ethnographic Study. Management Communication Quarterly, 3, 527-60.

Mehlenbacher, B. (1992). Rhetorical moves in scientific proposal writing. Dissertation submitted to Carnegie Mellon University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Miner, L.E., Miner, J.T., & Griffith, J. (1998). Proposal Planning and Writing. Phoenix: Oryx.

Mitroff, I. I. & Chubin, D. E. (1979). Peer Review at NSF: A Dialectical Policy Analysis. Social Studies of Science, 9(2), 199-232.

Myers, G. (1985). The Social Construction of Two Biologists’ Proposals. Written Communication, 2(3), 219-245.

Myers, G. (1990). Writing biology: Texts in the social construction of scientific knowledge. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Sales, H. E. (2006). Professional Communication in Engineering. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, F. R. (1976). Education for Proposal Writers. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 6(2), 113-122.

Stewart, R.D.& Stewart, A.L. (1992). Proposal preparation. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Tardy, C. (2003). A genre system view of the funding of academic research. Written Communication, 20, 7-36.

Tebeaux, E. (1999). The emergence of women technical writers in the 17th century: Changing voices within a changing milieu. In Kynell, T.C. and Moran, M.G. (Eds.) Three keys to the past: The history of technical communication. Stamford, CT: ATTW; Ablex. 105-122.

Tracey, J. R. (1992). STOP, GO, and the State of the Art in Proposal Writing. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 35, 143-55.

Yang, O.O. (2005). Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application. Springer.

Yore, L., Hand, B., & Florence, M. (2004). Scientists’ views of science, models of writing and science writing practices. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 41(4), 338-369.

Zachry, M., Spinuzzi, C., & Hart-Davidson, W. (2006). Researching Proposal Development: Accounting for the Complexity of Designing Persuasive Texts. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Computer Documentation. ACM Press. 142-48.

on philanthropy and non-profit grant writing

Beaufort, Anne. (1999). Writing in the Real World: Making the Transition from School to Work. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gertner, J. (2008, March 9). For good, measure. The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2008 from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09metrics-t.html

Leonhardt, D. (2008, March 9). What makes people give? The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2008 from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09Psychology-t.html

genre theory

Miller, C. (1984). Genre as social action. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 70, 151-67.

Yates, J., and Orlikowski, W. (2002). Genre systems: Structuring interaction through communicative norms. The Journal of Business Communication, 39(1): 13-35.