Successful grant writing: Strategies for health and human service professionals

Laura N. Gitlin, Ann Kolanowski, Kevin J. Lyons

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Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Following in the tradition of its previous editions, the updated and fully revised fifth edition of this classic guide to grant writing is especially written for health and human service professionals. It provides a comprehensive, systematic, and easy-to-follow stepwise guide to writing competitive grant proposals for research, education, innovative practices, and demonstration projects. Never has the need to advance evidence to improve the health of the public been greater. Generating evidence requires funding, and grant writing has become an essential activity for every health and human service professional who must seek funds to advance innovative research, education, and practice initiatives. Uniquely focused on developing grant-writing skills as part of a professional’s career, this one-of-a-kind guide addresses the full range of essential competencies needed to ensure success. The new edition expands coverage on how to compose an effective aims page, explains how to write a compelling literature review to support significance of a proposal, and describes considerations for specific types of study designs. Additionally, the guide provides a more extensive discussion of mentorship, plus tips for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION: • Spotlights important new trends that can make or break grant success • Features Professional Spotlights reflecting the experiences and advice from successful grant writers - from novice to expert • Highlights special considerations for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows • Examines how to write effective grant applications for specific types of study designs • Explains how to craft compelling statements about significance and innovation • Provides guidelines on mentorship • Covers ways to manage postaward activities and offers strategies and templates for documenting grant progress KEY FEATURES: • Key summary points in every chapter • Case examples throughout • Strategies for managing a grant-writing team and postaward activities • Considerations in building a grant-writing career and matching your level of experience to funding mechanisms • Testimonies from novices and experts describing their unique grant-writing experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSuccessful Grant Writing for Health and Human Service Professionals, Fifth Edition
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages401
ISBN (Electronic)9780826148049
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology
  • General Nursing


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