Writing Successful Science Proposals / Edition 2

Writing Successful Science Proposals / Edition 2

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by Andrew J. Friedland, Carol L Folt
     
 

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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:
1,137,141
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xii

A Note to the Reader xiv

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Chapter 2 Authorship from Start to Finish 15

Chapter 3 Basic Organization and Effective Communication 26

Chapter 4 Developing Your Conceptual Framework and Significance Statement 35

Chapter 5 A Title May Be More Important Than You Think 49

Chapter 6 The Project Summary Guides the Reader 59

Chapter 7 Objectives, Hypotheses, and Specific Aims: An Exhaustive List Is Exhausting 78

Chapter 8 Lay the Foundation in the Introduction 90

Chapter 9 Experimental Design and Methods: What Will You Actually Do? 106

Chapter 10 Plan for Expected and Unexpected Results 124

Chapter 11 The Timeline Is a Reality Check 129

Chapter 12 References in Detail: How Many and How Recent? 134

Chapter 13 Preparing a Budget 141

Chapter 14 Submitting and Tracking Your Proposal 150

Chapter 15 The Three R's: Rethink, Revise, and Resubmit 156

Chapter 16 Consider Private Foundations for Funding of Innovative Research 162

Chapter 17 Team Science for Tackling Complex Problems 176

Chapter 18 Ethics and Research 189

References 195

Index 199

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Writing Successful Science Proposals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.