Writing Research Proposals for Foundations

  • Dennis Drotar
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Foundations are an important source of support for research as well as development of services for clinical child and pediatric populations. For the most part, the application process to foundations is much less involved and detailed than it is for government research grants. This is a clear advantage for a researchers. Nevertheless, several features of foundations make them less accessible to pediatric and clinical child psychologists than they need to be. Because there are such a large number of local and national foundations, it can be difficult for investigators to find out about foundations’ interests and priorities. Moreover, each foundation has somewhat different guidelines for the priority areas of the research they fund, as well as for the application and review process. The heterogeneous nature of foundations’ structures, procedures, and priorities also can make the application process a confusing one.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Drotar
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsRainbow Babies and Children’s HospitalClevelandUSA

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