Successful Grant Writing: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition

Successful Grant Writing: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition

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Successful Grant Writing: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition by Laura N. Gitlin, Kevin J. Lyons

This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including community-based participatory research, mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, and dissertation and , mentorship proposals. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing.

Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-by-step process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes
  • Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies
  • Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing
  • Includes chapter opener objectives
  • Expands section on post-award requirements
  • Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826132741
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/05/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kevin J. Lyons, PhD, is Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assistant Vice President, Program Evaluation and Student Faculty Surveys at Thomas Jefferson University. He has over 35 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator.
Dr. Lyons has presented numerous papers at national and international scientific meetings and has been a frequent consultant to universities and government agencies on issues such as research development and program improvement. He has served on the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Health Services Research: Training and Workforce Issues and is recently participated in their Workshop on the Allied Health Workforce and Services. For ten years Dr. Lyons served as Editor of the Journal of Allied Health, the scholarly journal of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and has received the J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award and been elected a Fellow in that organization. He has co-edited a special issue of the Journal that was published in September, 2010 on interprofessional education which featured papers from national and international leaders in the field. Dr. Lyons is a funded investigator, having received grants and contracts from the Bureau of Health Professions to advance the research mission of the allied health professions, Dr. Lyons has served on peer review panels for FIPSE, OSERS, NCCAM and NIDRR in the U.S. Department of Education, the Bureau of Health Professions and for numerous professional journals. Dr Lyons is one of the founding members of American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. He also sits on the Board of Trustees for Rocky Mountain University of the Health Professions.

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Table of Contents

    Part I: Getting Started
  1. Why Write a Grant?
  2. Becoming Familiar with Funding Sources
  3. Developing Your Ideas for Funding

  4. Part II: The Writing Process
  5. Common Sections of Proposals
  6. Strategies for Effective Writing
  7. Technical Writing Considerations

  8. Part III: Preparing a Budget
  9. Developing a Budget
  10. Putting it All Together to Create a Budget
  11. Technical Considerations in Budget Preparation

  12. Part IV Models for Proposal Development
  13. Four Project Structures
  14. Understanding the Process of Collaboration
  15. Forming a Collaborative Team

  16. Part V Submitting the Proposal
  17. Learning About Your Institution
  18. Electronic Considerations

  19. PartVI: Life after a Grant Submission
  20. Understanding the Review Process
  21. Responding to the Proposal Review
  22. Part VII: Strategies for Managing a Grant Award
  23. Welcome to the World of Post-Award
  24. More Post-Award Considerations

  25. References
    Appendix A: Common Questions and Their Answers
    Appendix B Selected Key Acronyms
    Appendix C Select Web Sites
    Appendix D Sample Time Line, Budget Sheets, and Flow Charts
    Appendix E Guidelines for Evaluating Collaborative Teams

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