Grant Writing - Resource Books

These books are available from Kris Duryea in Biology (x7850, ).
Check them out and ask Kris for a detailed critique and more resources.

Grant Application Writer's Handbook
Liane Reif-Lehrer
Jones and Bartlett
Publishers, 2005
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Both first-time grant seekers and
those who have already attempted to
get funding can benefit from the wealth of
updated information regarding the grant
application process, including funding
sources and newly instituted electronic
submission guidelines.
The Craft of Scientific Writing
Michael Alley
Springer, 1996
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Written for use as a text in courses
on scientific writing, the book includes
many useful suggestions about
approaching a wide variety of writing
tasks - from laboratory reports to grant
proposals, from internal communications
to press releases - as well as a concise
guide to style and usage appropriate for
scientific writing.
Successful Scientific Writing:
A step-by-step guide for the
biological and medical sciences

Janice R Matthews,
John M. Bowen
and Robert W. Matthews
Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Provides detailed practical guidance
to help researchers in the biological
and medical sciences to communicate
their work effectively through the published literature
The Grant Application
Writer's Workbook

Stephen W. Russell and
David C. Morrison
Grant Writers' Seminars &
Workshops LLC, 2005
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This workbook is used in
Grant Writers’ Seminars and
Workshops offered by the authors.
It is designed to help you prepare
an application to the National Institutes
of Health with an approach that has
kept the authors funded for over 25 years.
Getting Funded - The Complete
Guide to Writing Grant Proposals

Dr.Mary Hall and Susan Howlett
Portland State University
Continuing Education Press, 2003
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Get the answers to your most
troublesome questions. Drawing on
over 60 years of experience in the
field, authors Dr. Mary Hall, and Susan
Howlett take you step by step, through
this complex and sometimes frustrating
process. Everything is covered, from
current trends in funding to all the
nuts and bolts necessary for writing a
successful proposal.
Writing the NIH Grant Proposal:
A Step-by-Step Guide

William Gerin
Sage Publications, 2006
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This primer on the writing of
the NIH proposal and the mechanics of
applying for NIH grants offers hands-on
advice that simplifies, demystifies,
and takes the fear out of writing a federal
grant application.
The Grant Application
Writer’s Workbook
– National Institutes of Health

Stephen W. Russell and David C. Morrison
Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC, Rev. 5/11
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The magnitude and importance of the changes in how applications to NIH will be written and reviewed cannot be exaggerated. This Workbook is designed to help grant application writers understand and cope with these changes. It is designed to give 'guidelines and instructions' on how to write the shortened proposals that are now required.
Perfect Phrases for
Writing Grant Proposals

Dr. Beverly Browning
McGraw Hill, 2008
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These days, it’s not enough to work for a good cause or worthy organization. If you want to receive funding, it all comes down to one thing: your proposal. With hundreds of ready-to-use “Perfect Phrases,” you’ll quickly know the right words to use to introduce yourself, describe your goals, and what to include as your supporting documents.
Write an Effective Funding Application: A Guide for
Researchers and Scholars

Mary W. Walters
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
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Write an Effective Funding Application reviews the nuts and bolts of writing and polishing a winning application, stressing the importance of logical thinking and thoughtful presentation. The book includes detailed information on developing budgets, "before" and "after" versions of proposals, and descriptions of common pitfalls that everyone can avoid.

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