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Following in the tradition of its previous editions, the updated and fully revised fifth edition of this classic guide to grant writing is especially written for health and human service professionals. It provides a comprehensive, systematic, and easy-to-follow stepwise guide to writing competitive grant proposals for research, education, innovative practices, and demonstration projects. Never has the need to advance evidence to improve the health of the public been greater. Generating evidence requires funding, and grant writing has become an essential activity for every health and human service professional who must seek funds to advance innovative research, education, and practice initiatives.
Uniquely focused on developing grant-writing skills as part of a professional's career, this one-of-a-kind guide addresses the full range of essential competencies needed to ensure success. The new edition expands coverage on how to compose an effective aims page, explains how to write a compelling literature review to support significance of a proposal, and describes considerations for specific types of study designs. Additionally, the guide provides a more extensive discussion of mentorship, plus tips for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION: Spotlights important new trends that can make or break grant successFeatures Professional Spotlights reflecting the experiences and advice from successful grant writers - from novice to expertHighlights special considerations for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellowsExamines how to write effective grant applications for specific types of study designsExplains how to craft compelling statements about significance and innovationProvides guidelines on mentorshipCovers ways to manage postaward activities and offers strategies and templates for documenting grant progressKEY FEATURES: Key summary points in every chapterCase examples throughoutStrategies for managing a grant-writing team and postaward activitiesConsiderations in building a grant-writing career and matching your level of experience to funding mechanismsTestimonies from novices and experts describing their unique grant-writing experiences