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Funding Mechanisms and the Review Process
Funding mechanisms and the review process

This chapter focuses on funding mechanisms, and a sample of the special applications within them, through which a new investigator might obtain research funding. Information is also provided about the review process. Whatever the funding mechanism, awards, for the most part, are made to organizations such as universities or community agencies on behalf of investigators rather than directly to the principal investigator. Some foundations prefer to make awards directly to investigators, but these awards are the exception rather than the rule. A variety of grants are available from foundations (Dermer, 1980; Kurzig, 1981; Turner, 1986). Descriptions of funding mechanisms and special applications used by the U.S. Public Health Service are used in this chapter ...

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