Strategies in Developing a Simulation Research Proposal

  • Sharon Muret-Wagstaff
  • Joseph O. LopreiatoEmail author


This chapter focuses on steps that investigators can take before starting to write a grant proposal in order to increase the likelihood of securing funding.


Healthcare simulation research Grant-writing Faculty development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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