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The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas

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

June 2010 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book was written in response to the needs of faculty and graduate students for a meaningful guide that starts where they begin a research project – with their very best ideas – and progresses in an orderly fashion to:

"Develop their starting ideas to the fullest

"Find sources of support that intersect most appropriately with their core interests

"Write a proposal that builds systematically on their ideas and interests and makes a beginning contribution to knowledge

"Conduct the project with innovative guidelines on project management that help the PI and the project team participate in and experience the excitement of bringing a research project to life


About the Authors
1. Introduction
The Purpose of the Book

The Logic of Our Approach

Demystifying Proposal Development

An Aside

The Key Role of Ideas

2. Idea Development
The Purposes of Ideas

Idea Gestation

An Aside

Written Sketches

Knowledge-Oriented Alternatives

Science of Preservation

Alternative Cost Sketch

A Budgetary Aside

Chapter Summary

Reflective Questions

3. Funding
Describing Your Project

Searching Funding Databases

Making Use of Initial Database Search Results

An Aside

Productive Exchanges With Program Officers

Chapter Summary

Reflective Questions

4. Proposals
Proposal Sections

An Aside

Chapter Summary

Reflective Questions

5. Managing a Funded Project
Managing a Project

The Proposal and the Project

An Aside: Learning and Coping Strategies

Why Include Project Management?

The PI/PD as CEO

Successfully Concluding a Project: Managing Multiple Directions

An Asie: Responsible Conduct of Research

Chapter Summary

6. Looking Backward and Forward
The Major Assumptions We Incurred

International Research and Its Support Structures


Recommended Resources and Selected Bibliography

"This book will be of significant value to quite a few doctoral students and faculty members, especially in the arts, humanities, the less experimental social sciences and related professional schools."

Robert P. Lowman
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The book did not offer enough practical exercises and field examples to support class structure.

Dr Lason Hines
School Of Architecture, Prairie View A & M University
October 13, 2012

This text is too heavily focused on the hard sciences. I would like to see a similar text for Arts and Humanities researchers.

Dr Antonio Cuyler
Arts Management - School of The Arts, Suny College at Purchase
September 26, 2011

Of the books I reviewed on grant writing, this was the most current and the most appropriate for my law and policy class. The focus of the book was broad in scope and was not written just for educators. I will use this with the coley text. I will use a different grant book for my education classes.

Dr Kelly Conn
College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University
April 8, 2011

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Chapter 1 - Introduction

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