Getting research funding, from both government and the private sector, is becoming increasingly more competitive in an environment of shrinking resources. This useful book is designed to help both beginning and experienced researchers approach the grant application process and develop a successful application. The authors discuss: making initial choices; making key contacts; assessing research environments; what to include on, and when to write, an application; writing a persuasive application; targeting the application; and what to expect when an application is or is not accepted.
Some of us have probably had occasion to notice that there are people who travel and people who get someplace. Developing a written plan, however brief, for achieving a goal increases the odds of achieving that goal. Devising a work plan or timetable is invaluable for orientation during a complex project, whether it be long-term or for a relatively short timeframe. A timetable can guide you when you don't want to waste time or when you need to be engaged in additional projects. It also enables more efficient distribution of activities when you must rely on the availability of others. A timetable makes it clear when you need to apply pressure or when you can use gentle persuasion tactics to get agreed-upon ...