Grantsmanship for New Investigators

  • Thomas F. Hilton
  • Carl G. Leukefeld

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 17-28
  4. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 29-36
  5. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 37-53
  6. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 55-75
  7. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 77-89
  8. Thomas F. Hilton, Carl G. Leukefeld
    Pages 91-99
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 101-116

About this book


This compact resource analyzes and demystifies the processes of applying for, competing for, and getting funding for research. Neither a cookbook nor a template, it encourages readers to apply the critical thinking and attention to detail they use in their investigations to the pursuit of the grant. Chapters delve into choosing among funding options, project planning and writing, filling out the materials in the application packet, and troubleshooting for problems at various steps of the journey. Along the way, the authors also explore common myths of grantsmanship and alert readers to hidden pitfalls that can get an otherwise good submission rejected.

Among the core skill areas covered:

·         Using strategic thinking throughout the application process

·         Understanding the major grant mechanisms

·         Navigating the grant timeline, including the peer review and the vetting process

·         Writing the effective project description

·         Following up if the project is not funded or funding is deferred

·         Building a career grant by grant

Brimming with expert knowledge, Grantsmanship for New Investigators ably balances motivation with realism. The authors’ deep understanding and experience of how funding agencies arrive at judgments will inspire readers to present their research in the most convincing manner.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas F. Hilton
    • 1
  • Carl G. Leukefeld
    • 2
  1. 1.(Retired)Indian Harbour BeachUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Center on Drug and Alcohol ResearchUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01300-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01301-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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