The process of preparing a collaborative proposal, to a major funding body, involves integration of contributions of a many people at many sites. It is therefore an ideal application for a text-based document preparation system such as LaTeX, in concert with a distributed version control system such as SVN. The proposal class itself provides a basis for such an enterprise. The dfgproposal and dfgproposal classes provide two specialisations of the base class for (respectively) German and European research proposals. The packages depend on the author’s stex bundle.