The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management

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SAGE Publications, Apr 7, 2010 - Education - 89 pages
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Takes the reader to a new level in proposal writing

“The authors have captured the gestalt of grant writing in a lucid fashion. In short, I think students would appreciate the clarity and insights this book offers.”
—Robert J. Hard, University of Texas at San Antonio

“As a research scientist who is frequently involved in proposal development myself, it is clear to me that the authors have travelled the grant writer’s path before.”
—John V. Stone, Michigan State University

This resource provides a step-by-step approach to turning a research idea into a proposal worthy of funding, demystifying the process as a result. The authors present a proven approach to the development of research ideas alongside a systematic treatment of proposals section-by-section and project management function-by-function. Highly accessible, this book gives examples for each aspect of the proposal development and works through sketches of ideas to fully developed proposal sections.

Key Features

Contains idea development linked to specific proposal sections: Supports creativity that can be captured effectively and systematically one step at a time. Uses sketches to facilitate idea development and make enhancement and revisions easy: Allows for ease in trying out alternative formulations and revising preliminary approaches. Provides international research proposals: Key to understanding resources for proposing international research collaborations.Shows how to manage a funded project: Guides researchers and research staff in effectively implementing a funded project.

This book is appropriate for all graduate students across the health, social, and behavioral sciences who need guidance on writing successful, compelling funding proposals.


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About the Authors
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Idea Development
Chapter 3 Funding
Chapter 4 Proposals
Chapter 5 Managing a Funded Project
Chapter 6 Looking Backward and Forward
Recommended Resources and Selected Bibliography

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Arnold Shore is currently Associate Vice Provost for Research at Boston College. He has headed two foundations -- the Russell Sage Foundation and the Exxon Education Foundation -- and has served on numerous non-profit boards, including President, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers; Advisory Committee, Foreign Policy Association; Member, National Commission on the Independent College (Council of Independent Colleges); and Member, Commission on International Education (American Council on Education). Arnold has taught at the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, Columbia University Teachers College, and Boston College; at Teachers College and Boston College he had the good fortune to teach dissertation proposal seminars. Arnold received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

John M. Carfora is Associate Vice President for Research Advancement and Compliance at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. An economist and recognized authority on research administration and international research collaborations, John has lectured at a number of colleges and universities throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, and the United States. Dr. Carfora is Co-Chair of "I-Group" -- a National Academy of Sciences committee on international research collaborations -- as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Immersive Education Initiative, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics (1982-1990), John was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland in 2009, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of University Research Administrators ( in 2007, and was an IREX Fellow to the former Soviet Union in the 1980s. John received his Ed.D. from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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