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Review Funded Proposals

You can search for funded proposals by clicking on the databases below.

Note that for each database listed, only abstracts and limited project information may be provided. If you wish to obtain a complete funded proposal, the Strategic Research Initiatives can obtain proposals on your behalf; please contact us at with your request.

While reviewing previously funded abstracts and proposals is necessary for developing successful applications, prospective PIs are encouraged to contact awardees personally. A dialogue with a successful PI can provide further insight into the application process.

The proposal text found in these databases is protected by copyright and may be used only for nonprofit educational purposes.

Searchable Databases:

Federal RePORTER
Provides abstract and project information since 2004 for the following: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Defense (DoD), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Veterans Affairs (VA). You may search for proposal information by funding agency.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Sample Application Narratives

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) – Project Information

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Sample Full Proposal
This page provides examples of awarded proposals to NIH (R01, R03, R21, R33, R41, R42, R43, and R44)

NIH Reporter
Provides abstracts and project information for NIH-funded proposals since 1992.

NSF Award Search
Provides award abstract and project details for NSF funded projects since 1976.

USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS) Provides abstract and project information on USDA funded projects. Click on “Assisted Search” in the upper left hand corner of this site to enter search terms.

Grant Resources Center (GRC) Abstract Library
GRC, part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), collects funded proposals to many federal agencies, foundations, and associations, but only proposal abstracts are accessible via the GRC website for GRC members (Texas State is a GRC member). To request a copy of a full proposal, or to share a copy of your funded proposal with GRC’s Proposal Library, contact Strategic Research Initiatives, Texas State’s point of contact with GRC. Please reach us at or 512-245-2314.