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This book helps grant writers in higher education to secure funding. It identifies positive and negative attitudes that affect producing highly desirable and fundable proposals. A Steps and Guidelines section helps make sure the reader finishes the book with a clear idea of how to prepare successful proposals. A separate segment on Preparing Budgets shows how to prepare budgets that will impress the reviewer and also how to test a budget to ensure that it is reasonable and sound. Information is included that is designed to help grant writers match their own reasons for writing grant proposals with the expectations of the potential funder. Several actual proposals written by the author that have been funded are provided as examples. The book identifies the essentials in a proposal package and explains how to develop each segment. Designed as a professional development resource for all faculty in higher education and individuals in all areas of K-12 education, particularly those in administrative capacities.
Each chapter concludes with “Summary,” “Recap of Major Ideas” and “References.”
About the Author.
1. A Matter of Attitude.
Locus of Control.
Availability of Money.
Time to Write Grants.
Need for Quality.
2. Parts of a Proposal.
Table of Contents.
Purposes, Goals, and Objectives.
Using a Checklist.
3. Three Winning Proposals.
The Summer Physics Institute
A Million Dollar Technology Proposal.
4. Using Action Research to Write Grants.
Using Action Research and Grant Writing to Improve Teaching.
5. Developing an Appropriate Writing Style.
Treating Genders Fairly.
6. Keeping Your Grant.
Writing and Using Articles to Support Your Grants.
Physical Characteristics of Journals.
Using Presentations to Support Your Grants.
Using a Research Binder.
Using a Grant-writing Library.
7. Tapping Other Resources.
The Teachers-In-Residence Program.
Problem Solving via Problem Identification.
Need vs. Expertise.
The Value of Small Gifts and Grants.
8. Using Technology.
Web to Guidelines: Direct Route.
Web to Guidelines: Indirect Route.
Major Great Writing Catalogs.
Web Use for Gaining Information.
Web Use for Validating Information.
Associations and Foundations.
Important Web Addresses.
Posted November 12, 2014
In all fairness, most beginning grant writing books probably read just like this. The bother is that there is more pep talk than how to guidance. And most of it isn't really about grant writing at an IHE but rather general grant writing guidance. For example, there is not guidance on faculty load or research grants. I do credit the book highly, though, for some pretty cool resources.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.