Research Proposals: A Guide to Success

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This third edition of the classic "how-to" guide incorporates recent changes in policies and procedures of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with particular emphasis on the role of the Internet in the research proposal process. Completely revised and updated, it reveals the secrets of success used by seasoned investigators, and directs the reader through the maze of NIH bureaucracies. In addition to providing a detailed overview of the entire review process, the book also includes hundreds of tips on how to enhance proposals, excerpts from real proposals, and extensive Internet references. This book is essential to all scientists involved in the grant writing process.

Key Features

* Considers the reviewer's expectations in all grant writing advise

* Explains the review process and each section of the NIH R01 proposal in detail

* Improves priority scores with numerous tips on how to develop proposals

* Reveals strategies utilized by veteran proposal writers

* Details recent NIH policy changes, emphasizing Internet use

Audience: Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in all scientific disciplines.

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A comprehensive guide for researchers to preparing a grant proposal for the National Institutes of Health, updated to incorporate changes in the process during the past five years, including the new Small Business Innovation Research grants. Outlines the review process and the expectations of reviewer, offers suggestions and tips for spiffing up the proposal, and details specific grant programs and types. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881677409
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/1990
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. 1 Beginning Grantsmanship
1 The NIH and Other Sources of Research Support 3
2 A Strong Proposal 21
3 Proposal Review 29
4 The R01 Research Grant 45
5 The Abstract and Specific Aims 55
6 Background and Significance 69
7 Preliminary Studies 91
8 Research Design and Methods 101
9 The Budget 119
10 Biographical Sketch, Research Support, and Resources 139
11 Human Subjects 151
12 Animal Subjects 163
13 Consortiums, Contracts, Consultants, and Collaborators 169
14 Literature Cited and Appendixes 175
15 Revision of an Unfunded Proposal 181
16 Competing Renewal of R01 Projects (Progress Reports) 193
17 Proposal Submission and Supplementary Materials 201
18 Your First Grant Award (R, F, or K) 207
19 Advice for Beginners in Academia 215
Pt. 2 Advanced Grantmanship
20 Small Business Grants 229
21 Program Project Grants (P01) 235
22 Center Grants 249
23 Construction Grants 265
24 T32 Institutional Research Training Program Grants 277
25 Instrumentation Grants 287
App. A Information Sources: Private Foundation and Government Web Sites, and Study Section Contacts 297
App. B Summary Statements, Reviewer Comments, Assignment, Award, and Triage Letters 311
App. C Examples of Figures from Preliminary Data 325
App. D Examples of Design Format 327
App. E Instructions to Reviewers Concerning Human Subjects 337
App. F: Suggested Reading 353
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