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How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application

A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Federal Commitment to Support Minority and Women Researchers

  3. The Role of Community Service Groups in Research

  4. Grantsmanship and the Review Process

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Grantsmanship

      • Raymond P. Lorion
      Pages 39-45
    3. The Review Process

      • Hugh Stamper
      Pages 47-54
    4. Selecting the Appropriate Research Mechanism

      • Eleanor Friedenberg, Thomas R. N. Lalley, Barry Lebowitz, Steven Zalcman
      Pages 55-65
    5. The Award Process

      • Sherry Roberts
      Pages 77-81
  5. Developing Sections of Your Research Application

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. Qualitative Inquiry An Underutilized Strategy in AIDS Research

      • Willo Pequegnat, Bryan Page, Anselm Strauss, Hortensia Amaro, Paul Goldstein, Richard B. Fritz et al.
      Pages 97-111
    3. Designing an Intervention Study

      • Jose Szapocznik, Willo Pequegnat
      Pages 113-127
    4. Instrumentation Off the Shelf or on Your Own

      • Robert Remien
      Pages 129-136
    5. Integrating Psychological and Immunological Variables

      • Janice Kiecolt-Glaser
      Pages 137-141

About this book

How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application

A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists, 2nd Edition

By Willo Pequegnat, Ellen Stover, and Cheryl Boyce

National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD, USA

Over the last fifty years behavioral and medical research has been generously supported by the federal government, private foundations, and other philanthropic organizations contributing to the development of a vibrant public health system both in the United States and worldwide.  However, these funds are dwindling and to stay competitive, investigators must understand the funding environment and know how to translate their hypotheses into research grant applications that reviewers evaluate as having scientific merit.

The Second Edition of How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application is the only book of its kind written by federal research investigators which provides technical assistance for researchers applying for biobehavioral and psychosocial research funding and can give them an edge in this competitive environment.   The book provides invaluable tips on all aspects of the art of grantsmanship, including: how to determine research opportunities and priorities, how to develop the different elements of an application, how to negotiate the electronic submission and review processes, and how to disseminate the findings.  Charts, visual aids, Web links, an extensive real-world example of a research proposal with budget, and a "So You Were Awarded Your Grant—Now What?" chapter show prospective applicants how to:

  • Formulate a testworthy—and interesting—hypothesis.
  • Select the appropriate research mechanism.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in proposal writing.
  • Develop an adequate control group.
  • Conduct a rigorous qualitative inquiry.
  • Develop a budget justification of costs.

  • Develop a human subjects of animal welfare plan.
  • Write a data analytic plan.

  • Design a quality control/assurance program.

  • Read between the lines of a summary of the review of your application.

Although its focus is on Public Health Service funding, How to Write a Successful Research Grant is equally useful for all research proposals, including graduate students preparing a thesis or dissertation proposal.  Service providers in community-based organizations and public health agencies will also find this a useful resource in preparing a proposal to compete for grant funds from state and community resources, non-government organizations, and foundations.

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • behavioral sciences research
  • environment
  • grant proposal
  • grant writing
  • public health problem
  • social sciences research
  • study design

Editors and Affiliations

  • Office of AIDS Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, USA

    Willo Pequegnat, Ellen Stover

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application

  • Book Subtitle: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists

  • Editors: Willo Pequegnat, Ellen Stover

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2393-9

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag US 1995

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4757-2393-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 252

  • Topics: Society, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4757-2393-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout