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Grant Writing Tips

Grant Writing Tips

This selection will will try to cover most aspects of the grant writing process in
order to help nurse researchers, especially new ones, plan, write, and apply for
the basic research project grant. The most important thing to remember when
dealing with any funding agency, especially federal agencies, is to carefully read
and follow their instructions to the letter and be sure to send in the proposal in time for the deadline! Sites and resources specifically related to Nursing Research are located here. To submit an article or helpful site related to writing research grants click here.

Grant Writing Tips Resources

  • A Guide For Proposal Writing- This guide was written for applicants
    within the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science
    Foundation, and serves as general guidelines for an applicant.

  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About NIH Grants- As one
    of the major funding agencies in the country for health related research,
    the National Institutes of Health is an authoritative source of information
    for grantseekers.

  • Basic Elements of Grant Writing- This publication is an easy guide to
    the basic elements of grant writing and is offered to assist applicants
    to CPB and to other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you
    through each stage of the process. [Corporation for Public Broadcasting]

  • EPA Grant Writing Tutorial- Online tutorial that leads users through a
    grant writing learning activity while offering tips and examples.

  • Grammar and Spell Checks Can Never Replace the Need for Quality Writing- Writing well is critical to success. Want to improve your writing? Here are some basic rules to help get started.

  • Hints for Writing Successful NIH grants- Well organized and comprehensive article by Prof. Ellen Barrett, Department of Physiology
    and Biophysics, University of Miami School of Medicine.

  • How to Apply for NIH Funding- Helpful slide presentation that walks
    the applicant through the application process including research planning.

  • How to compose good medical/bioscientific research
    -How to enhance the chance of publication of your manuscript written to describe the results of a research study.

  • Grant and Program Planning- Helpful guide for putting together your grant and solicitation strategies.

  • Grant Proposal Basics- Step by step guide to putting together your
    grant proposal.

  • GrantSat- 20-page free to download Grant Proposal Self-Assessment
    Tool (GrantSAT) helps grantwriters systematically evaluate and improve
    their grant proposals using 75 criteria grouped in nine categories.

  • Grant Writing Articles [Science Magazine]- Full online articles (no fee).
    Take a look at the series "How Not To Kill a Grant Application" to improve
    your chances of winning those research funds.

  • NIH Grant Tips Sheets- Many National Institutes of Health put out
    guides and tip sheets on their Web sites. These guides can be useful
    resources. Here are just a few.

  • Proposal Writer's Guide- Online guide from the University of Michigan
    that is geared to academic researchers, but the information works for all
    grant seekers as well.

  • Proposal Writing Short Course- Web based short course from the Foundation Center that stresses the preparation required to create a winning proposal as well as the different parts of a proposal itself.

  • The Art of Grantsmanship- The objective of these guidelines is to
    assist both new and veteran investigators to optimize their chances of
    successfully competing in a peer-reviewed grant application competition.

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