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Grant Application Writer's Handbook, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Liane Reif-Lehrer, PhD, Tech-Write Consultants - Erimon Associates
  • ISBN-13: 9780763716424
  • ISBN-10:0763716421
  • Paperback    362 pages      © 2005
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Grant Application Writer's Handbook, Fourth Edition, addresses the key points in developing grant proposals in a hands-on, step-by-step method, with sample forms and tips for getting approved and funded. Both first-time grant seekers, and those who have already attempted to get funding can benefit from the wealth of updated information regarding the grant application process, including funding sources and newly instituted electronic submission guidelines. A prolific contributor to scientific literature, and a national consultant on the grant application process, author Dr. Liane Reif-Lehrer uses her extensive experience to present the general concepts that will help the reader write a good grant proposal or research paper efficiently.

Having spent much of her academic career funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), and with the additional experience serving as a member of an NIH Study Section, she guides the reader through those questions that successful grant-getters must answer before writing a grant application, and presents a sequence of steps that help optimize success in obtaining funding. With her personal experience with the NIH, Dr. Reif-Lehrer understands the review process, and discusses the common elements that many funding agencies want, in order to ensure their money is well invested and will get the best possible return.

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Part I: Getting Started
Part II: Understanding the Review Process
Part III: Parts of the Grant Application
Part IV: Planning the Research Plan
Part V: Writing the Research Plan
Part VI: Submitting and Tracking the Grant Application
Part VII: Summary Statements, Rebuttals, and Revisions
Part VIII: Some Final Words

Liane Reif-Lehrer, PhD-Tech-Write Consultants - Erimon Associates

Liane Reif-Lehrer, PhD, received a B.A. degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1956 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1960.  An Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Scientist at the Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation for many years, she was funded throughout her academic career primarily by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and has served as a member of an NIH Study Section.

Now president of Tech-Write Consultants/Erimon Associates, she works as a consultant and a writer and has presented workshops about how to write a good grant application and related subjects throughout the U.S., including Puerto Rico. At the invitation of the China Medical Board, Dr. Reif-Lehrer gave a workshop in 1997 at Beijing Medical University and also did some informal consulting at Xi'an Medical University (now part of Xi'an Jiaotong University). She was also invited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to give workshops, financed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), in the Former Soviet Union: 1994:  Tallin, Estonia and Kiev, Ukraine; 1997:  Almaty, Kazakhstan and Vladivostok, Russia.

In addition to the current book, Dr. Reif-Lehrer is the author of Writing a Successful Grant Application (2d edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1989), Grant Application Writer's Handbook (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1995), over 40 publications in the scientific literature, and numerous articles in publications such as The Scientist, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, etc. 
  • extremely valuable handbook for grant applicants -- well written with sound advice.
    --Dr. Samuel Joseloff
    Chief, Grants Information Office, Division of Research Grants, National Institute of Health, Bethesda Maryland

    Thank you again for providing review copies of this excellent book. I am recommending it to all my faculty and plan to give it to each of my Ph.D. candidates at graduation.

    --Willis K. Samson
    Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, University of North Dakota Medical School, and Editor, Endocrine News

    Those wise enough to implement (Dr. Reif-Lehrer's) advice will spare themselves and the chain of reviewers much unnecessary toil and disappointment. I will gladly recommend this sensible, well-tempered book to my students and colleagues.

    --Dudley Herschbach, Ph.D.
    Professor, Harvard University; 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

    As the author of many grant proposals, I wish that your book had been available when I first stared writing them. As a reviewer, I wish that EVERY potential grantee had a copy of your book to use as the basis for writing: it would have made my and other's job of evaluation much easier. The guidance you give on the process of developing an idea into a proposal is worth its weight in gold.

    --Jan Koretz
    Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; NIH Study Section member, 1989-1993

    At long last, I have succeeded in getting an RO1 grant application funded by the NIH. I am sure that I owe my success, in large part, to your book.

    , Ph.D.
    Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    The sections covering organization, writing style, presentation, preparation, and revision of a grant proposal are clear, concise, practical, and some of the very best I have ever seen. The (NIH) RO1 (investigator-initiated) grant application is used as the primary example to lead the reader patiently and carefully through the long maze of complicated and often frustrating steps necessary to bring the process from start to finish. Since the same principles apply for all grants, the information will be useful regardless of the granting agency of interest to the reader.

    , Ph.D.
    Review in Journal of Human Lactation, December, 1995

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