Writing Successful Science Proposals

Third Edition
Author: Andrew J. Friedland,Carol L Folt,Jennifer L. Mercer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300241186
Category: Reference
Page: 280
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An authoritative how-to guide that explains every aspect of science proposal writing This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide to science proposal writing is an essential tool for any researcher embarking on a grant or thesis application. In accessible steps, the authors detail every stage of proposal writing, from conceiving and designing a project to analyzing data, synthesizing results, estimating a budget, and addressing reviewer comments and resubmitting. This new edition is updated to address changes and developments over the past decade, including identifying opportunities and navigating the challenging proposal funding environment. The only how-to book of its kind, it includes exercises to help readers stay on track as they develop their grant proposals and is designed for those in the physical, life, environmental, biomedical, and social sciences, as well as engineering.

Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition


Author: Andrew J. Friedland,Carol L. Folt
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300181396
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
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, Second Edition


Author: Andrew J. Friedland,Carol L Folt
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300119399
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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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 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.

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.

Guide to Effective Grant Writing

How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application
Author: Otto O Yang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461415810
Category: Education
Page: 90
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Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant, 2nd edition is a fully updated follow-up to the popular original. It 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.

Having Success with NSF

A Practical Guide
Author: Ping Li,Karen Marrongelle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118430700
Category: Science
Page: 128
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This book is designed to help researchers achieve success in funding their National Science Foundation (NSF) research proposals. The book discusses aspects of the proposal submission and review process that are not typically communicated to the research community. Written by authors with successful track records in grant writing and years of experience as NSF Program Directors, this book provides an insider’s view of successful grantsmanship. Written in a practical approach, this book offers tips that will not be found in official paperwork and provides answers to questions frequently asked of NSF Program Directors. The purpose of the book is to improve your NSF grant-writing skills and improve your chances of funding.

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

Getting Science Grants

Effective Strategies for Funding Success
Author: Thomas R. Blackburn
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787967468
Category: Science
Page: 160
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Getting Science Grants is your hands-on guide to writing compelling proposals that will attract funding. Written by Thomas Blackburn— a scientist, experienced grantmaker, and consultant— this book provides a step-by-step process for writing grants to support your research projects. Getting Science Grants offers you an insider's look at the motivations and inner workings of the scientific grantmaking community. No matter what your scientific discipline, Getting Science Grants will help you develop the skills you need to write dynamic proposals and Learn the qualities that distinguish outstanding proposals Write each section of the proposal clearly and persuasively Choose the funding agencies that will give you the best chance of winning support Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes when writing proposals Develop productive relationships with funders Reduce the chances of being turned down by funders Succeed after securing your grant

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
Category:
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. "

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: 9781139465434
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured, comprehensive, and entertaining. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Whilst retaining the user-friendly and pragmatic style of earlier editions, this third edition has been updated and broadened to incorporate such timely topics as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations. With advice applicable to many writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, this book is a powerful tool for improving individual skills and an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars.

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.

Writing Successful Grant Proposals


Author: Ellen W. Gorsevski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463003908
Category: Education
Page: 70
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The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Most grants books—often hundreds of pages long—make grant writing seem too intimidating, but Gorsevski gets to the heart of the process. In simple steps, Writing Successful Grant Proposals highlights key things savvy proposal writers do to attract and secure prospective funders. With clear, concise instructions, this book demystifies grant proposal writing, from the initial development phase, to the writing and submissions phase, to the grant award phase, to the final delivery of project results phase. This small but mighty guide shares with readers effective strategies for adapting proposals to meet diversity, digital, and other evolving 21st Century constraints of grant review, offering pointers for staying on-task, getting the proposed project done on time and under budget, plus many other insider tips for smoothly navigating through the grants process. This handy guidebook is designed to help academics, non-profits, ‘creatives,’ and entrepreneurs to write successful grant proposals. “This little book gets quickly to the important points. Even better, Dr. Gorsevski has been around the grant-writing block a few times herself. She's giving honest answers and pragmatic advice. This is all the stuff you really need to know!” – Dale Cyphert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Northern Iowa “Finally! A savvy book on grants that speaks to large social concerns of peace, environment, justice and multiple audiences. Gorsevski's book is a much needed resource for agency, academic and volunteer leaders alike regarding the do's and don'ts of dealing with diverse donors and RFPs.” – George A. Lopez, Hesburgh Professor of Peace Studies Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, and former Vice-President of the US Institute of Peace/div /divEllen W. Gorsevski, Ph.D., shares her experience in writing successful grant proposals in private sector think tanks and contracting firms and in public sector teaching and research. She is author of books on persuasive communication, including Peaceful Persuasion: The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004) and Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Troubador Publishing, Ltd, 2014)./div

Writing the NIH Grant Proposal

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: William Gerin,Christine Kapelewski Kinkade,Niki L. Page
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150635775X
Category: Psychology
Page: 232
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Authors William Gerin, Christine Kapelewski, and Niki L. Page are here to help you secure NIH funding for your research! Writing the NIH Grant Proposal, Third Edition offers hands-on advice that simplifies, demystifies, and takes the fear out of writing a federal grant application. Acting as a virtual mentor, this book provides systematic guidance for every step of the NIH application process, including the administrative details, developing and managing collaborative relationships, budgeting, and building a research team. Helpful hints along the way provide tips from researchers who have received grants themselves. New to this Edition: Much more user-friendly in response to the updated NIH website Covers the new Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) online submission form for both single and multiple projects Revamped advice on substantive sections of the proposal to address lowered page allowance Coverage of the new scoring system and reviewer reporting system Coverage of the usage and submission of the new SF 424 forms

Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Guidelines and Examples
Author: Steven R. Terrell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462523021
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 282
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This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Tips


Author: Z. J. Pei
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781430306979
Category: Education
Page: 64
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The main purpose of this book is to provide some tips to the assistant professors who plan to write their NSF CAREER proposals.

From Research to Manuscript

A Guide to Scientific Writing
Author: Michael Jay Katz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402094671
Category: Science
Page: 210
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Observations Plus Recipes It has been said that science is the orderly collection of facts about the natural world. Scientists, however, are wary of using the word ‘fact. ’ ‘Fact’ has the feeling of absoluteness and universality, whereas scientific observations are neither ab- lute nor universal. For example, ‘children have 20 deciduous [baby] teeth’ is an observation about the real world, but scientists would not call it a fact. Some children have fewer deciduous teeth, and some have more. Even those children who have exactly 20 deciduous teeth use the full set during only a part of their childhood. When they are babies and t- dlers, children have less than 20 visible teeth, and as they grow older, children begin to loose their deciduous teeth, which are then replaced by permanent teeth. ‘Children have 20 deciduous [baby] teeth’ is not even a complete scientific sta- ment. For one thing, the statement ‘children have 20 deciduous teeth’ does not tell us what we mean by ‘teeth. ’ When we say “teeth,” do we mean only those that can seen be with the unaided eye, or do we also include the hidden, unerupted teeth? An observation such as ‘children have 20 deciduous teeth’ is not a fact, and, by itself, it is not acceptable as a scientific statement until its terms are explained: scientifically, ‘children have 20 deciduous teeth’ must be accompanied by definitions and qualifiers.

Writing Research Proposals in the Health Sciences

A Step-by-step Guide
Author: Zevia Schneider,Jeffrey Fuller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526448432
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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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.

How to Design, Write, and Present a Successful Dissertation Proposal


Author: Elizabeth A. Wentz
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323811
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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How to Design, Write, and Present a Successful Dissertation Proposal, by Elizabeth A. Wentz, is essential reading for any graduate student entering the dissertation process in the social or behavioral sciences. The book addresses the importance of ethical scientific research, developing your curriculum vitae, effective reading and writing, completing a literature review, conceptualizing your research idea, and translating that idea into a realistic research proposal using research methods. The author also offers insight into oral presentations of the completed proposal, and the final chapter presents ideas for next steps after the proposal has been presented. Taking the view that we “learn by doing,” the author provides Quick Tasks, Action Items, and To Do List activities throughout the text that, when combined, develop each piece of your research proposal. Designed primarily for quantitative or mixed methods research dissertations, this book is a valuable start-to-finish resource.

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.