Writing Successful Science Proposals, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-06-09
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail. Praise for the first edition: "This exceptionally useful and affordable handbook will serve as a refresher to seasoned writers and as a guide and source of encouragement for first-time authors."C. L. Sagers,Ecology "This inexpensive book could prove to be your best investment of the year."Bioscience

Author Biography

Andrew J. Friedland is professor in the environmental studies program at Dartmouth College. Carol L. Folt is dean of the faculty and professor in the department of biological sciences at Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
A Note to the Readerp. xiv
Getting Startedp. 1
Authorship from Start to Finishp. 15
Basic Organization and Effective Communicationp. 26
Developing Your Conceptual Framework and Significance Statementp. 35
A Title May Be More Important Than You Thinkp. 49
The Project Summary Guides the Readerp. 59
Objectives, Hypotheses, and Specific Aims: An Exhaustive List Is Exhaustingp. 78
Lay the Foundation in the Introductionp. 90
Experimental Design and Methods: What Will You Actually Do?p. 106
Plan for Expected and Unexpected Resultsp. 124
The Timeline Is a Reality Checkp. 129
References in Detail: How Many and How Recent?p. 134
Preparing a Budgetp. 141
Submitting and Tracking Your Proposalp. 150
The Three R's: Rethink, Revise, and Resubmitp. 156
Consider Private Foundations for Funding of Innovative Researchp. 162
Team Science for Tackling Complex Problemsp. 176
Ethics and Researchp. 189
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 199
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