Not every book merits a fifth edition! An invaluable resource, this thorough and detailed guide will enable anyone charged with grantseeking to submit winning proposals. • Offers advanced writing tips highlighting technological tools that will help writers work smarter, not harder, to increase proposal persuasiveness • Includes an expanded presentation of logic models that graphically display the relationship between situation, processes, and resulting outputs and outcomes • Features a new chapter on sustainability, complete with sample language to help grantseekers answer the dreaded question, "How will your project be sustained beyond the granting period?" • Shares practical tips that have enabled the authors to write winning grants for four decades
No matter whether you are approaching public or private sponsors, this thorough and detailed step-by-step guide will enable you to plan and write winning proposals. * Discusses resources to identify the tens of thousands of grantmakers that award more than $350 billion in philanthropic funds annually * Provides a time-tested template to write proposals for private foundations and corporations, with samples to illustrate how the template can be used in different grant writing situations * Features new examples of and strategies for increasing the overall quality and competitiveness of grant applications * Addresses sponsors' increased attention to evaluation and their desire to move beyond counting participants and activities to measuring a project's impact * Looks at different types of sustainability and interrelationships among grant proposal narratives, logic models, and budgets * Offers new strategies for engineering and reverse engineering budgets to help maintain alignment between costs and activities and insulate against potential requests for budget reductions
This book is an essential weapon for anyone looking for funding in the extremely competitive grantseeking world. It explains how and why to approach both public and private sponsors with not just information, but persuasion, for the best chance for success. • Provides a detailed discussion of pre-proposal contacts that identifies the questions that help to qualify potential funding sources and enable readers to fine-tune proposals so they more closely match sponsors' logical and psychological needs, priorities, and "hot buttons" • Supplies comprehensive analyses of the key features that made successful proposals persuasive, including verbatim reviewer comments and sponsor grant award notification letters • Incorporates new content and features in this updated edition, such as model proposals covering a broader range of health, education, and social service topics; easier-to-read annotations; expanded information on budgets and budget narratives; and a logic model that can be adapted for project-planning purposes • An essential resource for anyone seeking funding for economic development (e.g., city planning, land use, urban revitalization); education, such as for libraries, day care programs, public and private schools, and colleges and universities; first responder services; government agencies; health care; philanthropic organizations; social services; fine or performing arts; and religious or other special interest groups
Writing Grant Proposals That Win, Third Edition gives you step-by-step instructions and clear examples of how to write winning grant proposals. From expressing the need for the project to describing objectives and activities, from outlining your evaluation plan to creating a workable project budget, from how reviewers function to what they are looking for in proposal sections, you'll find the help you need to maximize every aspect of your proposal.The tips to help you create winning sections include how to: assess a program announcement and ensure that you address each requirement, condense your entire proposal into a brief but compelling abstract, determine what appendices to include (and in what form) for maximum impact, adequately describe project dissemination and continuation plans, use technology - including desktop publishing, graphics, color, and spreadsheets for budget development - to enhance your proposals, and structure your proposal to increase your chance of winning.Expanded to include more grant writing help than ever, the book also includes easy-to-use flowcharts and helpful hints that give you expert tips and proven grant writing advice.With this book, you'll have the tools you need to craft proposals that win!
A Guide for Graduate Students and Researchers in the Behavioral Sciences and Biology
Author: Jack Parker Hailman,Karen B. Strier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The book discusses planning research, writing a research proposal (whether for a formal proposal for thesis research, or for a research proposal for a funding agency such as the National Science Foundation), writing a research report (such as a graduate thesis, or a manuscript for publication in a research journal), and presenting research at research seminars and scientific meetings. The final chapter covers writing an effective CV. An appendix provides tips on how to write clearly. Throughout, the book is illuminated with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and there is a strong emphasis on problems associated with field studies. This concise guide is intended for students at all levels. The guidelines apply equally to independent projects for introductory biology, directed-study projects, undergraduate senior theses, master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and research aimed at publication.
Managers and staff in libraries and information services in all sectors are increasingly required to prepare project proposals and bid for funding, usually for external funding, but also as part of internal strategic planning and management processes. The projects proposed must be realistic and feasible, because library managers and staff will be required to deliver their project on time and in budget. If managers get the planning wrong at project proposal stage, the consequences for implementation can be difficult to overcome. This book provides guidance on the various steps involved in project development, planning and the preparation of bids for funding based on the author’s own experience and that of many organisations in the cultural heritage and education sectors. It guides service managers and staff through the task of scoping, developing and writing viable, realistic and winning proposals, drawing on a range of techniques from strategic planning, financial management, project management and business. Uses practical, up-to-date examples relevant to the cultural heritage sector Different methodologies: for example - preparing business plans, evaluation; planning cost and time/effort inputs Templates and checklists for writing effective proposals
While advanced practice nursing students generally have good clinical skills, many lack the clinical scholarship capabilities that are required for writing scholarly proposals. The only resource of its kind, this is a practical guide for MSN project students and DNP capstone students who must plan and organize their clinical projects into quality proposals. It provides the requisite guidelines for integrating research and best evidence with clearly communicated professional objectives. The book's "how-to" approach helps to demystify the organization and packaging of advanced practice clinical projects into tight proposals. The text includes an overview of basic scholarly approaches required for professional communication that support a diverse array of clinical project topics. Students interact with the content via ongoing prompts and questions that guide them in the kind of reflective writing that facilitates greater understanding of their projects and subsequent proposals. Chapters are organized into three broad sections with a logical flow toward completion of planning, writing, and communicating a project proposal. Each chapter is consistently organized to include objectives, tips for making proposals concise yet complete, and tools for self-assessment. Also included are key point summaries, reflective questions, and writing prompts. Additionally, the book provides plentiful checklists, five exercises that jump-start the process, examples of good writing, and additional resources for further study. Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Includes a project triangle framework, exercises to jump-start the process, examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete
This book provides a comprehensive review of planning strategies and related concepts, including leadership and the role of the helping professional as 'change agent.' The text presents material in a straightforward manner that is intended to make planning accessible and provides examples from the field.
Author: Eng Choon Leong,Carmel Lee-Hsia Heah,Kenneth Keng Wee Ong
Publisher: CRC Press
Presents an Integrated Approach, Providing Clear and Practical Guidelines Are you a student facing your first serious research project? If you are, it is likely that you’ll be, firstly, overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task, and secondly, lost as to how to go about it. What you really need is a guide to walk you through all aspects of the research project, from planning and conducting your research project to writing and presenting it. Guide to Research Projects for Engineering Students: Planning, Writing and Presenting is the guide you need to do the job efficiently. Specifically Designed with Engineering and Technical Science Students in Mind The book is organized into three sections, broken down into concise chapters that focus on a specific topic and the skills required. The section on planning shows you how to choose a project, research a topic, write a project proposal, plan the project, select methods and methodologies, and keep records. The section on writing provides help on writing the different sections of a research report as well as introduces you to the strategies and language conventions required for writing an effective research report. Finally, the section on presenting covers creating effective figures and layout, preparing for a project presentation, and the dos and don’ts in delivering a presentation. Advice on how to use IT tools effectively is given throughout the book. Contains highly practical content—includes tips on how to conduct research, write it up effectively, and avoid common errors and pitfalls in grammar and style Offers guidance on using IT tools (which are indispensable in research) Includes pertinent examples of best practices on conducting research and research writing The authors have drawn on their many years of experience teaching engineering students, either in supervising engineering students in their research projects or teaching technical communication skills.
As an introduction to the research process, Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research, Sixth Edition focuses on the development of an effective research plan, and guides readers through all stages of the process--from finding a research topic, to the final written proposal. The text presents the research steps in a logical manner and demonstrates how decisions at each stage directly affect what can be accomplished at the subsequent step. Throughout the entire process, the actual research question remains at the forefront of the plan.Beginning researchers new to the process will find Basic Steps particularly helpful, learning where to find information relevant to their topic, how to organize the information, and how to clearly communicate their questions, ideas, and plans. This text is also a great resource for researchers with higher levels of expertise who need guidance in developing a quality research plan. Regardless of the researcher's expertise level, Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research treats the planning process as an art and maintains that research is only as good as its plan.
Detailed instructions on preparing successful grant proposals is explained. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal. The guide oulines the entire proposal-writing process including pre-proposal planning tips, components of the proposal and gives guidance from grantmakers. To illustrate key points, excerpts from successful grant proposals are inserted throughout the guide. A complete model proposal is included in the appendix. An updated bibliography features selected resouces on proposal development, including web and print sources.
Concisely written and easy to follow, How to Win Grants demonstrates a three-stage grant development model distilled into 101 actionable strategies, arranged in order of execution and supplemented by helpful checklists. In stage one, “Prepare,” grantseekers begin by assessing their personal and agency fundability, improving their positioning for grants, learning shortcuts to planning successful grant projects, and finding out how to locate the most likely sources of grant funding. In stage two, “Persuade,” grantseekers learn how to convince private and public grantmakers that their project deserves funding by adapting their project plan to the specific needs of each funder. In stage three, “Perform,” readers learn the most important ways to continue attracting grant funding for the long term. This indispensable guide also dispels widespread myths about grantseeking, identifies unproductive behaviors to avoid, and teaches readers how to engage the funder’s interest and make the most compelling case for their project. With all this and more, How to Win Grants is every individual and organization’s ticket to a winning grantseeking campaign!
The original guide to planning successful programs and writing winning grant proposals. This publication is the foundation of the popular Grantsmanship Training Program, and serves as an essential reference to thousands of grant proposal writers in nonprofit, government, academia and other third sector agencies.