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The Research Funding Toolkit
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The Research Funding Toolkit
How to Plan and Write Successful Grant Applications



May 2012 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Writing high quality grant applications is easier when you know how research funding agencies work and how your proposal is treated in the decision-making process. The Research Funding Toolkit provides this knowledge and teaches you the necessary skills to write high quality grant applications.

A complex set of factors determine whether research projects win grants. This handbook helps you understand these factors and then face and overcome your personal barriers to research grant success. The guidance also extends to real-world challenges of grant-writing, such as obtaining the right feedback, dealing effectively with your employer and partner institutions, and making multiple applications efficiently.

There are many sources that will tell you what a fundable research grant application looks like. Very few help you learn the skills you need to write one. The Toolkit fills this gap with detailed advice on creating and testing applications that are readable, understandable and convincing.

 
Introduction
 
How to Be a Fundable Researcher
 
How to Find Funding
 
How to Get Good Advice
 
How to Plan Your Applications
 
How Funding Agencies Make Decisions
 
How to Get the Best from Your Employer
 
How to Say What Needs to Be Said in the Case for Support
 
How to Exploit the Application Template
 
How to Convince Decision-Makers: Arguments and Evidence
 
How to Write for Funding Agencies: Language and Style
 
How to Test Your Draft Applications
 
How to Assemble Your Budget
 
How to Put Together Collaborative Projects
Appendix 1: How to Run 'Toolkit' Workshops

 
Appendix 2: The Application Template Overview

 
Appendix 3: The Funded Applications: More Information

 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: How to be a fundable researcher


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