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Overview

Hands-on advice that simplifies, demystifies, and takes the fear out of writinga NIH grant proposal

This fully updated book takes readers through the complex issues involved in applying for a prestigious NIH grant—from training grants to full-blown research awards. Actual forms from NIH grant applications—including the PHS 398 and the new SF 424 forms—are annotated to provide readers with step-by-step guidance that highlights unexpected nuances that can make all the difference between winning and losing a grant.

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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books of Books
"Writing the NIH Grant Proposal is a good, well-written book- it is practical and unpretentious. Throughout his step-by-step guide, Gerin provides realistic words of encouragement and strategies for success. "— Paul J. Silvia
Sharon Thompson

"[This book is] strongly recommended for researchers, especially junior researchers. Most universities have proposal-writing training sessions for junior faculty. This would be a nice supplement to such training sessions. I also think this would be a good text or supplement for a doctoral-level grant writing course…a tremendous resource for most researchers or aspiring researchers."

Robert Strack
"The profession will benefit from an NIH grant writing text that steps the reader through the process with relevant examples."
Juliana van Olphen

"Writing an NIH grant is extremely daunting, particularly for new investigators and junior faculty. New investigators and junior faculty face many challenges in applying for federal grants, and Gerin's book could certainly help a junior investigator navigate the complicated process…[and] will help demystify and simplify the application process for many researchers….Gerin succeeds in demystifying NIH grantmaking and has provided useful strategies to assist in writing an NIH grant."

Gale A. Spencer

"An excellent idea…This book clearly identifies how to prepare, submit and manage a federal grant…The approach with examples of forms and descriptions of the process should be very helpful to grant writers new to the process. I think it is needed, particularly for junior researchers and with pre- and post-doctoral students….The author covers the topic well and gives excellent suggestions and examples."

Beverly L. Roberts

"A book like this is needed… [and] will benefit new researchers applying for NIH funding…Dr. Gerin does a superb job in distilling the copious information contained in a multitude of complex websites and in presenting the information in an engaging and clear manner."

Tami Benham-Deal

"There is a real need for this type of handbook…I particularly like the inclusion of 'actual' examples. This provides the reader with an application of the text that is highly needed and valuable…. especially given the increasing pressures on academic institutions and their faculty and graduate students to bring in external funding, including the prized NIH funding."

Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books - Paul J. Silvia
"Writing the NIH Grant Proposal is a good, well-written book- it is practical and unpretentious. Throughout his step-by-step guide, Gerin provides realistic words of encouragement and strategies for success."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412975162
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 289
  • Sales rank: 426,241
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William Gerin received his BA in Psychology from Stanislaus State College in Turlock, California, in
1979, where his
specialty
was
in
operant and
classical
conditioning avoidance models in animals. He then became interested in studying the role of human interactions in emotional regulation and received his PhD in Social Psychology from Columbia University
in 1984 under the mentorship of Stanley
Schachter. In

1985, he
undertook an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology
at
the Cornell
University Medical Center, where he studied with Thomas
Pickering. He then went on to Mount Sinai Hospital, and then (back to) Columbia University,
until 2007. He has now moved his laboratory to Department of Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University, where he Professor of Biobeahvioral Health,
and is the director of the Experimental Cardiovascular Psychophysiology Laboratory. His current research areas include the examination of acute biological responses to stress and negative emotionality, including blood pressure, heart rate variability, cortisol, endothelial function, and inflammatory markers. His other areas of study include the role of emotional regulation in the development of hypertension and
coronary heart disease; behavioral interventions to improve medication adherence in culturally diverse patient populations; health disparities in cardiovascular disease, and the role of psychosocial
factors
in cardiovascular disease.

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Table of Contents

1. The National Institutes of Heath and Biomedical Funding
2. Mentoring and Collaborative Relationships
3. Types of Award Mechanisms
4. Preparation and Preliminary Steps
5. Writing the Application, Part I
6. Writing the Application, Part II
7. Writing the Application, Part III
8. Submitting the Application
9. The Grant Review and Award Process
10. Be Careful What You Wish For. . .
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