For health and human services professionals, writing a successful grant is crucial for obtaining the necessary funds to conduct research. In recent years, funds for scientific research have declined, making grant writing more important than ever. Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, co-author of Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, discusses the recent changes in grant writing and offers advice on writing a great grant proposal.


Changes in the Grant Writing Process for Health and Human Service Professionals


Special Considerations in Grant Writing


What to Know about the Internal Grant Submission Process


About Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals

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.

About the Author

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and founding Director of the Community and Homecare Research Division (CHORD) at Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University. CHORD's mission is to develop and test innovative behavioral and environmental approaches to helping older people with physical frailty remain at home, supporting family caregivers, and enhancing life quality of persons with dementia. Dr. Gitlin is a nationally and internationally recognized and well funded researcher, having received research and training grants from both federal agencies and private foundations, including the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institutes of Health.