Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition

Author: Andrew J. Friedland,Carol L. Folt
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300181396
Page: 224
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This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail. Praise for the first edition: "This exceptionally useful and affordable handbook will serve as a refresher to seasoned writers and as a guide and source of encouragement for first-time authors."--C. L. Sagers, "Ecology" "This inexpensive book could prove to be your best investment of the year."--"Bioscience"

Writing Successful Science Proposals

Author: Andrew J. Friedland,Carol L. Folt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300081411
Category: Science
Page: 171
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Writing a successful science proposal can seem intimidating and even baffling. What makes one proposal stand out from the tens of thousands that are submitted each year to government agencies, private corporations and foundations, and academic committees? This book explains every aspect of proposal writing, from conceiving and designing a project to analyzing data, synthesizing results, and estimating a budget. It is a step-by-step guide to writing an effective and competitive scientific proposal.

Successful Scientific Writing

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences
Author: Janice R. Matthews,Robert W. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316124215
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of this acclaimed and best-selling guide offers a rich blend of practical advice and real-life examples. The authors draw on fifty years of experience, providing detailed step-by-step guidance designed to help students and researchers write and present scientific manuscripts more successfully through knowledge, practice, and an efficient approach. Retaining the user-friendly style of the previous editions, this fourth edition has been broadened to include detailed information relevant to today's digital world. It covers all aspects of the writing process, from first drafts, literature retrieval, and authorship to final drafts and electronic publication. A new section provides extensive coverage of ethical issues, from plagiarism and dual publication to honesty in reporting statistics. Both the text and 30 hands-on exercises include abundant examples applicable to a variety of writing contexts, making this a powerful tool for researchers and students across a range of disciplines.

Writing Research Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities in a Higher Education Context

Author: George Damaskinidis,Anastasia Christodoulou
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527530892
Category: Education
Page: 289
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A research proposal is a plan that a candidate submits to gain approval for post-graduate research. Although it is a typical requirement for any research in higher education, it has failed to receive the attention it deserves from the academic community as a procedure of systematic teaching and learning. This book provides a support framework with step-by-step guidance about what constitutes a good research proposal and what can be done to maximize one’s chances of writing a successful application. It also presents advice and practical activities to enhance skill development, and shows how success is within reach if we are willing to face our flaws and grasp how to use the available information productively and persuasively.

Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412999286
Category: Psychology
Page: 355
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Witten by well-respected editors with proven success in grant writing, this book will provide comprehensive advice on how to build a successful grant proposal, from the top down and from the bottom up. The book provides advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals in order to maximize their chances of success. Features: · Explores general strategies and tactics including laying the groundwork, follow-up, attracting colleagues to participate, revisions, and resubmissions · Examines key mistakes that grant-proposers often make and offers suggestions for how to avoid them · Includes tips for writing specific proposal for various agencies

Writing Science

How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded
Author: Joshua Schimel
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199760233
Category: Mathematics
Page: 221
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"Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story, and it uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing and years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, Joshua Schimel shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension ... Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively and successfully in a competitive industry."--Back cover.

Be a Winner!

A Science Teacher's Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Author: Patty McGinnis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681400013
Category: Proposal writing in research
Page: N.A
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Successful Grant Proposals in Science, Technology and Medicine

A Guide to Writing the Narrative
Author: Sandra Oster,Paul Cordo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703809X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 387
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A practical guide to writing scientific grant proposal narratives, with in-depth examples covering content, organisational alternatives, phrasing and argumentation.

Career Management for Chemists

A Guide to Success in a Chemistry Career
Author: John Fetzer,John Charles Fetzer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540208990
Category: Science
Page: 266
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John Fetzer’s "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumés and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today’s changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career. Pre-publication comments from colleagues - "Not only the student who is taking his first steps in the scientific world would profit abundantly by mining this book for views and ideas on the different sides of his chosen career. Also the seasoned scientist will be stimulated to scrutinize his own habits and pick up new thoughts, thereby becoming a more skilled instructor of his younger colleagues." J. Andersson, University of Münster, Germany "As one of the international collaborators of Dr. John Fetzer, I want to warmly congratulate him. His efforts nicely summarize very important topics for all who work in scientific activities. But, at the same time, Career Management for Chemists also provides some real insights for many people who are not working in science. This is a nice guidebook on how to enrich our lives and help us to become more successful!! K. Jinno, Toyohashi University of Technology

Getting a grant

how to write successful grant proposals
Author: Robert Lefferts
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Guide to Effective Grant Writing

How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application
Author: Otto O. Yang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387277498
Category: Education
Page: 94
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Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant is written to help the 100,000+ post-graduate students and professionals who need to write effective proposals for grants. There is little or no formal teaching about the process of writing grants for NIH, and many grant applications are rejected due to poor writing and weak formulation of ideas. Procuring grant funding is the central key to survival for any academic researcher in the biological sciences; thus, being able to write a proposal that effectively illustrates one's ideas is essential. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this volume offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. Included are a number of specimen proposals to help shed light on the important issues surrounding the writing of proposals. The Guide is a clear, straight-forward, and reader-friendly tool. Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Writing is based on Dr. Yang's extensive experience serving on NIH grant review panels; it covers the common mistakes and problems he routinely witnesses while reviewing grants.

Writing for Science

Author: Robert Goldbort
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117936
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 330
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This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

Successful Scientific Writing Full Canadian Binding

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences
Author: Janice R. Matthews,John M. Bowen,Robert W. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521789622
Category: Medical
Page: 235
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A user-friendly guide to good writing in the biological and medical sciences.

The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing

Jane C. Geever
Author: Jane C. Geever
Publisher: N.A
Category: Proposal writing for grants
Page: 226
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In the fifth edition of our essential Guide, author Jane C. Geever provides detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal. The Guide outlines the entire proposal-writing process: Pre-Proposal Planning Tips - This helps you decide when your nonprofit is ready to raise funds and determine how to best define your project. Components of the Proposal - Review actual cover letters, project descriptions, budgets, and examples of important follow-up communications with prospective donors. Guidance from Grantmakers - Interviews highlight new trends in grantmaking: preferred proposal formats, funder cultivation strategies, tips on re-submitting a rejected request, and on how to capture and sustain a grantmaker's interest.

Proposal planning and writing

Author: Jeremy T. Miner,Lynn E. Miner
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313356742
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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Gives grantseekers practical advice and numerous examples to assist them in planning and writing proposals, with special attention to the availability of information on the Internet.

Planning, Proposing, and Presenting Science Effectively

A Guide for Graduate Students and Researchers in the Behavioral Sciences and Biology
Author: Jack P. Hailman,Karen B. Strier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139459600
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research is intended for biology students of all levels, especially those in behavioral ecology, The reader is guided through a discussion of the nature of scientific research, how to plan research, and how to obtain funding. The authors give advice and guidelines for presenting results at research seminars and scientific meetings, and also provide useful tips on preparing abstracts and posters for scientific meetings. They discuss how to write an effective C.V. and give general tips on how to write clearly. The book is illuminated throughout with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and emphasis is placed on problems associated with field studies. All biologists will find this a valuable resource and guide for the early years of their scientific careers and established faculty will find it an essential instructional tool.

Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations
Author: Angelika H. Hofmann, Ph.D.,Instructor for Scientific Writing Angelika Hofmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190278540
Page: 768
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Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission. "

Essentials of Environmental Science

Author: Andrew Friedland,Rick Relyea
Publisher: WH Freeman
ISBN: 9781319065669
Category: Science
Page: 444
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Essentials of Environmental Science is ideal for a one-semester course. It takes the same non-biased approach as its parent text, teaching students to think critically about data presented. In addition to being briefer, Essentials is even more accessible placing less emphasize on math calculations. The coverage of ecology, agriculture, energy, and water has also been streamlined to provide a more focused treatment of the science concepts.

Guidelines for Writing Successful Grant Proposals for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Carolyn M. Driver, Ma.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452065543
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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Jumpstart Your Vision! See the Vision! Believe the vision! Write the Vision! Do the Vision! "Guidelines for Writing Successful Grant Proposals for Nonprofit Organizations" A grant proposal is a written document that discusses a proposed plan of projects or programs that are presented to prospective funders. The book explains how to define the purpose, goals, objectives, vision, and mission statements of the organization. The book also explains how to write a compelling grant proposal that states the real problem with clarity and also how to write a convincing needs statement to persuade funders to invest in your organization. This book is a user-friendly basic grant writing guide. It eliminates intimidation and fears. Practice workbook exercises will help build your confidence. Relax and enjoy the journey. Get motivated and excited! Look forward to writing a successful winning grant proposal. This book is a basic guide for beginner grant proposal writers for non-profit organizations. It includes eighteen chapters that discuss and explains the following topics: . Introduction to writing grant proposals for non-profit organizations . The grant writing preparation process. What you will need . Applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations . State goals and objectives for your project or program . Define your vision, purpose, and mission . How to write a letter of intent to funders . How to write your compelling statement of need . How to establish a relationship with funders . Method component . Evaluation component. Understanding the evaluation criteria for funding . Program development . Capability Statement . Budget component- Sample of cost effective budget . How to develop a grant writing team . Sustainability component. How to maintain funding . Executive summary. Discuss the real problem for funding . How to submit your grant proposal to funders . The funder's decision, How to turn your "No into Yes" . Funding resources. Where to seek funding . Legal documents needed to be considered a nonprofit organization. . This book includes a glossary of terms used by grant writers in the field. . Packaging and delivery of proposal. Timing counts- A checklist is provided Workbook exercises are included in some of the chapters to assist the grant writer with some hands on experience. Some of the major components of a successful grant proposal are to write a grant that has clear goals and objectives as well as a well developed planned program or project that the funder can clearly understand. The funder and the grant seeker interests should match. This guidebook will give the grant writer suggestions, recommendations, and ideas for writing a compelling winning grant proposal to increase chances of getting funding. Get started! Dreams do come true! You can be a winner!! Stay the course! Good luck!!"