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Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition

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Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition

SKU# 9780826100900

Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals

Author: Laura N. Gitlin PhD, Kevin J. Lyons PhD

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This book is easy to read and understand. It is a great resource for individuals wishing to write grants. I have not seen another book that is this comprehensive and user-friendly." Score: 92, 4 Stars.--Michalene A. King, PhD, RN, CNE in Doody's Medical Reviews

This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, secondary analyses, translational research, and comparative effectiveness studies. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing.

Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-wise process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes
  • Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies
  • Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing
  • Includes chapter opener objectives
  • Expands section on post-award requirements
  • Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions including software such as RefWorks and google alerts
  • Enlarges appendices to include charts, graphics, grant application samples and Aims page samples full of errors with answers provided

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 10, 2013
  • Page Count 368
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826100900
  • EISBN 9780826101037

Table of Contents 

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Part I Getting Started

Chapter 1 Why Write a Grant?

Chapter 2 Becoming Familiar With Funding Sources

Chapter 3 Developing Your Ideas for Funding

Chapter 4 Infrastructure to Support Grant Writing

Part II The Writing Process

Chapter 5 Common Sections of Proposals

Chapter 6 Strategies for Effective Writing

Chapter 7 Common Pitfalls in Proposal Writing

Chapter 8 Writing Considerations for Specific Research Grants

Chapter 9 Concept Papers, Pilot Studies and Supporting Documentation

Part III Preparing a Budget

Chapter 10 Developing a Budget

Chapter 11. Putting It All Together to Create a Budget

Chapter 12. Technical Considerations in Budget Development

Part IV Models for Proposal Development

Chapter 13 Four Project Structures

Chapter 14 Understanding the Process of Collaboration

Chapter 15 Forming a Collaborative Team

Part V Submitting the Proposal

Chapter 16 Learning About Your Institution

Chapter 17 Electronic Considerations

Part VI Life After a Grant Submission

Chapter 18 Understanding the Review Process

Chapter 19 Responding to the Proposal Review

Chapter 20 A Case Study

Part VII Strategies for Managing a Grant Award

Chapter 21 Welcome to the World of Post-Award

Chapter 22 More Post-Award Considerations

Chapter 23 Budget Management

Appendix A Common Questions and Their Answers

Appendix B Selected Key Acronyms

Appendix C Selected Web Sites

Appendix D Sample Timeline, Budget Sheets, and Flow Charts

Appendix E Guidelines for Evaluating Collaborative Teams


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