Writing Winning Proposals for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

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Writing Winning Proposals for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

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Author: Sandra Funk PhD, FAAN, Elizabeth Tornquist MA, FAAN

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FACILITATES WRITING SUCCESSFUL PROPOSALS OF SUBSTANCE, CLARITY, AND CONVICTION

With an in-depth focus on writing with substance, clarity, and conviction, this comprehensive resource takes the reader step by step through the entire process of writing and submitting a successful proposal. Written by preeminent authors and educators with extensive experience in teaching proposal and grant writing to nurses and other health care professionals, the book discusses how to create proposals for dissertations, capstone projects, research funding, fellowships, and career development awards, as well as for educational training, translational research, evidence-based practice, and demonstration projects. Using a clear, commonsense approach, it delineates the foundations and underlying structure of a well-written proposal and then focuses on the specific elements required for each different type of proposal.

The book provides readers with the tools to help them think through what they want to do and describe it clearly and succinctlyóavoiding unnecessary information that does not support the intent of their proposal. It discusses selecting a problem, developing an argument, and describing the aims of the project; showing the significance of the problem and describing the conceptualization and innovative aspects of the work; detailing the approach or research design and methods; composing the title and abstract; describing budgetary considerations; and preparing ancillary materials. The book also includes worksheets to help readers personalize the information for their particular project. Instructions on how to synthesize the relevant literature for a study is presented in helpful case examples. The book also addresses the processes of writing and submitting a grant, its review, and possible resubmission. It will be highly useful as a text in master's-level, DNP, and PhD research courses; doctoral seminars, for instructors who advise students on proposal development; and for practitioners who are interested in developing evidence-based practice.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Provides abundant tools for writing proposals of substance, clarity, and conviction
  • Takes readers step by step through the process of writing a great variety of proposals
  • Facilitates clear thinking and to-the-point writing
  • Includes worksheets to help readers personalize information for their particular project
  • Provides formats required for all federal grant proposals

About the Authors:

Sandra G. Funk, PhD, FAAN, is a professor emerita of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught research methods, statistics, and grant writing to master's and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and faculty, and co-teaches with Elizabeth M. Tornquist a program on grant writing. As associate dean for Research and director of the Research Support Center for many years, Dr. Funk led the school's research mission and mentored faculty on design, measurement, proposal development, and research management. She also consults with other universities in these areas. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on over $6 million in research funding and served as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies for over a decade. Her research interests, grants, and publications, which number over 100, focus on various aspects of applied measurement and research utilization and facilitation.

Elizabeth M. Tornquist, MA, FAAN, has been a faculty member of the Schools of Nursing and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently a visiting lecturer at the College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has taught scientific writing for nearly 40 years and has conducted numerous workshops for university faculty, health care clinicians, and scientists in industry on writing grant proposals, research and technical reports, and articles for publication. She is nationally known as an editor and has helped scientists from many disciplines write fundable grant proposals and publishable articles. In addition, she has authored two books and dozens of articles, and she co-edited three books in addition to those written with Dr. Funk.

Together, Dr. Funk and Ms. Tornquist have taught proposal writing courses and grant-writing institutes; been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Division of Nursing, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; developed a research utilization model; published a dozen refereed articles and edited six books (five of which were honored with AJN Book of the Year awards and two of which were republished in other languages).

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 15, 2015
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826122728

About The Author(s) 

Sandra G. Funk, PhD, FAAN

, is a professor emerita of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught research methods, statistics, and grant writing to master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and faculty, and co-teaches with Elizabeth M. Tornquist a program on grant writing. As associate dean for Research and director of the Research Support Center for many years, Dr. Funk led the school’s research mission and mentored faculty on design, measurement, proposal development, and research management. She also consults with other universities in these areas. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on over $6 million in research funding and served as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies for over a decade. Her research interests, grants, and publications, which number over 100, focus on various aspects of applied measurement and research utilization and facilitation.

Elizabeth M. Tornquist, MA, FAAN , has been a faculty member of the Schools of Nursing and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently a visiting lecturer at the College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has taught scientific writing for nearly 40 years and has conducted numerous workshops for university faculty, health care clinicians, and scientists in industry on writing grant proposals, research and technical reports, and articles for publication. She is nationally known as an editor and has helped scientists from many disciplines write fundable grant proposals and publishable articles. In addition, she has authored two books and dozens of articles, and she co-edited three books in addition to those written with Dr. Funk.

Together, Dr. Funk and Ms. Tornquist have taught proposal writing courses and grant-writing institutes; been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Division of Nursing, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; developed a research utilization model; published a dozen refereed articles and edited six books (five of which were honored with AJN Book of the Year awards and two of which were republished in other languages).

Table of Contents 

CONTENTS

Preface

SECTION I: PREPARING A PROPOSAL

1. Introduction

Your Goals

Funding Trajectories

Finding Funding

Learn About the Funder

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Contacting the Agency

Read the Proposal Guidelines

Aids

2. Rationale for the Proposed Work

Conceptualizing the Search

Identifying the Relevant Literature

Deciding What to Read

Reading and Analyzing the Literature

Synthesizing the Literature to Make the Case for Your Study or Project

The Problem

The Work Done on the Problem

Shortcomings in the Work Done to Date

Developing a Conceptual Framework

3. Design and Methods

Basic Methods

Overview

Preliminary Work

Setting(s)

Sample

Intervention

Control or Comparison Group

Variables and Their Measurement

Procedures

Plans for Data Management and Analysis

Wrap Up

SECTION II: TYPES OF PROPOSALS

4. PhD Proposals

The Traditional Approach

Three Different Approaches

The NRSA Proposal

The Traditional Proposal in Two Chapters

A Different Three-Chapter Approach

Developing the Proposal

5. NIH Research Grant Proposals

SF424 (R&R) Application Guidelines

Structure

Required Minutiae

Review Criteria (Briefly)

Writing the NIH Research Application

Introduction

Specific Aims

Research Strategy

Summary

6. Fellowship Proposals

National Research Service Awards

Research Training

Training

Sponsor and Co-Sponsor Information

Additional Educational Information

Letters of Reference

Summary

7. Career Development Award Proposals

National Institutes of Health

Candidate Information

Statements and Letters of Support

Environment and Institutional Commitment

Research

Letters of Reference

Other NIH K Awards

8. Translational Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Demonstration Project Proposals

Translational Research

Purpose and Structure

Writing the Proposal

Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Purpose and Structure

Writing the Proposal

Demonstration Projects

9. Educational Training Grant Proposals

Introduction

Need

Target Population

Program

Evaluation

Organizational Capacity

Detailed Work Plan

Sustainability and Replicability

Statutory Funding Preference

Meeting the Review Criteria

SECTION III: ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

10. Title and Abstract

Creating a Coherent Title

Titles for Research Proposals

Titles for Educational Training Grant Proposals

Writing an Effective Abstract

Writing the Project Narrative

11. Biographical Information

NIH Biosketch Information

Biosketch for Research Grant Proposals

Biosketch for Career Development (K) Award Proposals

Biosketch for Fellowship Proposals

Biographical Information for Non-NIH Proposals

12. Budget

Introduction

Research Budget

Budget Justification

Modular Budgets

Career Development Award (CDA) Budgets

Fellowship Budgets

Small Research Grant Budgets

Educational Training Project Budgets

Approvals

Review

Conclusion

13. Supplementary Materials

Protection of Human Subjects

Data and Safety Monitoring

Inclusion of Women and Minorities

Planned Enrollment Report

Inclusion of Children

Vertebrate Animals

Select Agent Research

Multiple PI/PD Leadership Plan

Consortium/Contractual Arrangements

Letters of Support

Resource Sharing Plans (or Plans for Dissemination of Model and Findings)

Facilities and Other Resources (Including Equipment)

Bibliography and References Cited

Appendices

For Research, Career Development Award, and Fellowship Proposals

For HRSA Grant Proposals

For Other Proposals

SECTION IV: DEVELOPING, SUBMITTING, AND REVIEWING PROPOSALS: NEXT STEPS

14. Developing the Proposal: Start to Finish

Planning a Timeline for Submission

Publishing Preliminary Work

Developing a Team

Finding Settings

Writing the Proposal

Finding Time to Write

Developing Purpose and Aims

Developing the Rationale for the Study

Writing About Methods

Developing the Budget and Other Materials

Revising the Proposal

Reviews and Further Revisions

15. Submission and Review of the Proposal

Submission

Approvals—Get Them!

Cover Letter

Review

Receipt and Assignment of the Proposal

Informing the Possible Funder

The Review: Who, How, and When?

Waiting for the Feedback

Getting and Surviving the Feedback

16. Next Steps

Analyzing the Reviews of a Proposal

Deciding What to Do Next

Resubmitting the Proposal

Getting Funded or Approved for Implementation

Getting “The Word

Doing What You Said You Would Do

Reporting and Publishing

Index