Takes the reader to a new level in proposal writing
"The authors have captured the gestalt of grant writing in a lucid fashion. In short, I think students would appreciate the clarity and insights this book offers."
—Robert J. Hard, University of Texas at San Antonio
"As a research scientist who is frequently involved in proposal development myself, it is clear to me that the authors have travelled the grant writer's path before."
—John V. Stone, Michigan State University
This resource provides a step-by-step approach to turning a research idea into a proposal worthy of funding, demystifying the process as a result. The authors present a proven approach to the development of research ideas alongside a systematic treatment of proposals section-by-section and project management function-by-function. Highly accessible, this book gives examples for each aspect of the proposal development and works through sketches of ideas to fully developed proposal sections.
- Contains idea development linked to specific proposal sections: Supports creativity that can be captured effectively and systematically one step at a time.
- Uses sketches to facilitate idea development and make enhancement and revisions easy: Allows for ease in trying out alternative formulations and revising preliminary approaches.
- Provides international research proposals: Key to understanding resources for proposing international research collaborations.
- Shows how to manage a funded project: Guides researchers and research staff in effectively implementing a funded project.
This book is appropriate for all graduate students across the health, social, and behavioral sciences who need guidance on writing successful, compelling funding proposals.
|The Purpose of the Book|
|The Logic of Our Approach|
|Demystifying Proposal Development|
|The Key Role of Ideas|
|The Purposes of Ideas|
|Science of Preservation|
|Alternative Cost Sketch|
|A Budgetary Aside|
|Describing Your Project|
|Searching Funding Databases|
|Making Use of Initial Database Search Results|
|Productive Exchanges With Program Officers|
|Managing a Project|
|The Proposal and the Project|
|An Aside: Learning and Coping Strategies|
|Why Include Project Management?|
|The PI/PD as CEO|
|Successfully Concluding a Project: Managing Multiple Directions|
|An Asie: Responsible Conduct of Research|
|The Major Assumptions We Incurred|
|International Research and Its Support Structures|