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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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