This is your step-by-step guide on how to write successful research proposals in the health sciences, whether it is for a thesis or dissertation review committee, an ethical review committee or a grant funding committee. Using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research approaches, follow the journey of Liang and Natasha, two fictional researchers who will help you complete your proposal alongside reading the chapters. This practical guide includes top tips from the authors, read-reflect-respond activities and examples of project plans to equip you with all the tools you need to succeed with your research proposal.

Writing a Funding Proposal

Writing a Funding Proposal

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  • Early career researcher
  • Grants calendar
  • Research support office
  • Seeding grant
  • Large competitive grant
  • Form filler
  • Gantt Chart
  • Rejoinder


If you engage in research beyond a PhD you will almost certainly be involved in writing a grant proposal to seek the funds that are needed to conduct your study. If you are a higher degree research ...

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