Getting Science Grants: Effective Strategies for Funding Success
August 2003, Jossey-Bass
- 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
1. Planning for Funding Success.
2. Identifying Funding Sources.
3. Writing Titles, Abstracts, and Narratives.
4. Preparing Budgets and Supporting Information.
5. Achieving “Excellence”.
6. Post-Submission Strategies.
7. Managing Your Grants.
Resource A: Checklist for Scientific Proposal Writing.
Resource B: Companion Web Site.
Resource C: For Further Reading.
— Joanne Bourgeois, professor, Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
"As increasing numbers of faculty and administrators recognize
the importance of research, this publication is unique in providing
timely, useful, and accurate information on grant writing. Tom
Blackburn's book is rich in insights on how to navigate through
this complex field and is a resource that people will come back to
time and time again."
— Mitchell Malachowski, professor of chemistry, University of San Diego, and president, Council on Undergraduate Research
"As someone who has written many grant proposals I found myself
wishing that I had the chance to read this book muc h earlier in my
career. He covers all the bases. The book is clear and focused. It
should be an invaluable tool to anyone who needs to write a first,
second, or fiftieth grant application."
— Michael Kalichman, adjunct professor of pathology and director of the research ethics program, University of California at San Diego