Grant Writing

  • Donna K. Arnett
  • Stephen P. Glasser


Perhaps nothing is more important to a new investigator than how to properly prepare a grant to request funding for clinical research. In this chapter we will review the basic elements for successful grant writing, discuss advantages and disadvantages of K versus R applications for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, illustrate the “fundamentals” for each section for a standard NIH R-series application, and describe the key components necessary to transition to a successful NIH research career.


Career Development Award Significance Section Grant Writing Junior Investigator Award Research Career Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna K. Arnett
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Glasser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, School of Public HealthUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham
  2. 2.Univesity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham

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