Proposal Tools

Proposal Samples

Proposal Narrative Samples

Complete Proposal Samples

Cover Page Samples

Biographical Sketches

See NSF Biographical Sketches.

Facilities & Equipment Descriptions

Data Management Plans

Data Management and Open Access Storage (at USF) blurb:

A long term (indefinite) data preservation plan will be used to store the data beyond the life of the project, using Digital Commons Data, a USF Libraries supported, accessible, data management repository.

Digital Commons Data adheres to FAIR principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse. All data is "archived in perpetuity for long-term availability, with Data Archiving and​ Networked Services" ( To support open data, all published datasets will have a clear license and a DOI for ease of citation.

Digital Commons Data is a module of Digital Commons, an institutional repository system used by the USF Libraries. In use since 2007, the USF Libraries has supported persistent access and preservation to scholarly works and datasets created at USF with Digital Commons. The datasets created as a result of this project align with key library research collections, notably the Florida Environment and Natural History Collections Initiative (

See our guide on how to use the repository:

NSF CAREER Post-Doctoral Mentoring Plans

Graphics & Captions

  • Samples that demonstrate how graphics and captions propel proposals forward.

USF CAS Core Facilities Descriptions & Available Equipment