• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Seeing it Through the Reviewers' Eyes
Seeing it through the reviewers' eyes

Previous chapters have been concerned with specific aspects of an application. This chapter provides an overview of the details of an application and a checklist that can be used to track your progress in completing the application. An unstated theme running throughout the previous chapters is that a competitive application must be pleasing to the eyes and exciting to the reviewers' intellects. These qualities must hold up under the best and worst reviewing circumstances. Reviewers are scientists who have ongoing research projects, classes to teach, service commitments to meet, and administrative duties or community agencies to administer. The fact that they have volunteered to be reviewers attests to their commitment to scientific endeavors, but ...

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