Strong letters of support from the organizations, people and partners you’ll need to work with to accomplish your project goals and objectives are an important component of competitive proposals. Depending on the scope of your proposal you may want to include letters of support from one or more of the following:
It’s important that letters of support be on the writer’s official letterhead and addressed to you, the person seeking the grant. Letters of support or commitment should address four main points:
Here are examples of a support letter written by an administrator and one written by a collaborator committing to supply certain services. Note that in addition to letters of support from potential collaborators or sub-contractors, you will also need letters of intent from any sub-contractor’s Office of Sponsored Programs. Here is a template that can be used in developing such letters.
Stephanie Ouren (Stephanie.Ouren@colostate.edu) can provide you with additional sample letters of support, along with guidance on collecting or requesting your own letters of support.