Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up


This text provides comprehensive advice on how to build a successful grant proposal, from the top down and from the bottom up. Editor Robert J. Sternberg gathers editorial expertise from distinguished members of associations in the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which includes some of the most successful grant applicants and grant givers in the field of brain and behavioral sciences. The chapter authors offer readers practical advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals in order to maximize their chances of success. Exploring both grant writers’ and grant providers’ perspectives, Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up provides valuable insight into general strategies on how to write and submit proposals, as well as detailed information on the various types of proposals needed to reach particular research and teaching goals.

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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE - J.J. Harrison
"...this book provides comprehensive advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals to maximize chances for success.... Summing Up: Highly Recommended."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483310404
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Robert J. Sternberg is currently Provost and Senior Vice President at Oklahoma State University as well as Regents Professor of Psychology and Education and George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor of Ethical Leadership. Before that, he was Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, where he was also professor of psychology and education. Prior to that, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale University. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford and is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. In addition, he has won more than two dozen awards for his work. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and is currently president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Scienes. He is the author of roughly 1,500 books, articles, and book chapters.

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Table of Contents

1. Securing a Research Grant - Robert Sternberg
2. Guide to Professional Begging - Emilie Rissman
3. Mistakes That Grant Proposers Make - Robert Levenson
4. It's Not Just the Science: Navigating the National Institutes of Health Application Process - Robin A. Barr
5. Navigating the Grant Process at the National Institutes of Health - William Riley, Tracy Waldeck, Lisa Onken
6. Writing a Grant Proposal for the National Institiutes of Health: Generalities and Specifics - Howard Eichenbaum
7. Applying for a Research Grant From the National Institutes of Health: A Primer - Nathan Fox
9. Writing a Grant Proposal for the National Science Foundation - John Dovidio, Louis Penner, Terrance Albrecht
10. Obtaining Department of Defense Funding for Research in the Behavioral Sciences - Susan Chipman
11. Writing Grant Proposals for Military Agencies - Eduardo Salas, Marissa Shuffler
12. Preparing Institute of Education Sciences Applications: There's (Almost) an App for That - Lynn Okagaki
13. Securing Support for High-Quality Scientific Research and Development in Educational Sciences - Eva Baker
14. Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio: The Role of Private funders - Susan Fitzpatrick, M. Dolezalek
15. Seeking Funding From Private Foundations - Morton Gernsbacher
16. Funding Opportunities at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Cynthia Null, Bettina Beard
17. Building a Strong Institutional Research Training Program - Jon Atherton, Nathan Hansen, Jeannette Ickovics
18. Interdisciplinary and Interinstitutional Collaboration on Research Grants: Hard but Fun! - Denise Park
8. While You're Up, Get Me a Grant! Grantsmanship From the Perspective of a Retired National Science Foundation Grant Giver - Joseph L. Young

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