Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Nanoscale Science

Advisor/Committee Chair

Michael Carpenter


In order to acquire funding for scientific endeavors very specific grant proposal documents must be written and submitted. The following is an example of that. This project was very useful because my peers and I will undoubtedly have to write a grant of some type or another in our future careers. This specific proposal is a mock grant requesting money from the National Science Foundation to fund research into a gas sensor that utilizes gold nanostructures as sensing mechanism. The research done behind this project was performed over three semesters in the lab of Dr. Michael Carpenter form the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The project was funded by the department of energy and the company United Technologies.