Writing Successful Science Proposals / Edition 2

Writing Successful Science Proposals / Edition 2

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by Andrew J. Friedland, Carol L Folt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300119399

ISBN-13: 9780300119398

Pub. Date: 06/09/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail.

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This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail.

 Praise for the first edition:

“This exceptionally useful and affordable handbook will serve as a refresher to seasoned writers and as a guide and source of encouragement for first-time authors.”—C. L. Sagers, Ecology

“This inexpensive book could prove to be your best investment of the year.”—Bioscience

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300119398
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Edition description:
2
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
618,881
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader1
Ch. 1Getting Started5
Ch. 2Authorship from Start to Finish18
Ch. 3Basic Organization and Effective Communication29
Ch. 4Developing Your Conceptual Framework and Significance Statement37
Ch. 5A Title May Be More Important Than You Think53
Ch. 6The Project Summary Guides the Reader62
Ch. 7Objectives and Hypotheses: An Exhaustive List Is Exhausting81
Ch. 8Lay the Foundation in the Introduction91
Ch. 9Experimental Design and Methods: What Will You Actually Do?106
Ch. 10Plan for Expected and Unexpected Results124
Ch. 11The Timeline Is a Reality Check128
Ch. 12References in Detail: How Many and How Recent?133
Ch. 13Preparing a Budget140
Ch. 14Submitting and Tracking Your Proposal147
Ch. 15The Three R's: Rethink, Revise, and Resubmit152
Ch. 16Ethics and Research158
App. 1: Additional Reading163
App. 2: Web Addresses for Funding Organizations165
References167
Index169

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Writing Successful Science Proposals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This short little book contains a wealth of practical information on how to write a research proposal, such as a grant application or PhD prospectus. The book is well-written and even humorous in places. The book is filled with examples taken from real proposals, both successful and unsuccessful. Friedland and Folt's step-by-step approach is logical and helps beginning researchers really focus on the essential details. It makes writing a proposal seem like much less of a burden. I've used this book while working on my own PhD prospectus, and have found it to be extremely helpful. I think that there are very few PhD students out there who would not learn a whole lot from reading this book.