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Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Chapter 21
Writing a Successful Grant
Proposal to Fund Research and
Evidence-Based Practice
Implementation Projects
Chapter 21
Writing a Successful Grant
Proposal to Fund Research and
Evidence-Based Practice
Implementation Projects
Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved
Grant Proposals
•
A grant proposal is a written plan for a research project
that requests funding from a source, usually professional
organizations, federal or state agencies, or private
foundations
•
Grant proposals contain an outline of specific aims,
background information, significance of the project,
methodology and procedures that will be used to meet
project aims, and the budget and personnel needed
Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved
Qualities of Successful Grant Writers
Successful grant writers need:
•
Passion to drive them forward; lack of passion can
lead to premature termination of a worthwhile
project
•
To be meticulous planners, including the ability to
identify barriers to project aims and describe
strategies to overcome them; they also need to
describe the detailed activities of all project
personnel and the related time frames
Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved
Qualities of Successful Grant Writers—
(cont.)
•
To be able to persuade with a compelling case as to
why the project is so important that it absolutely
needs to be funded
•
To be persistent enough to go through the effort of
reading reviewer critiques and using them to revise
the proposal, possibly multiple times
•
To have the patience to wait to hear for about final
funding decisions, sometimes for several months,
then possibly start again
Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved
Checkpoint Questions to Be Considered
Before Writing a Grant
•
What are the credentials needed for the PI?
•
What is the funding source?
•
What are the application criteria?
•
Will the funding agency perform an advance review of the
abstract for possible match if requested?
•
Are copies of successful proposals available for review?
•
What are the guidelines for submission?
•
What are the criteria on which proposals are rated?
Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved
Question
Before beginning to develop a grant proposal, which is the
most important question to ask?
a. What are the application criteria?
b. Is the source of the funding private or is it a
government source?
c. How much funding is available from the funding
source?
d. What is the percentage of funded versus nonfunded
applications?
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Melnyk ppt chapter_21

  • 1. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Chapter 21 Writing a Successful Grant Proposal to Fund Research and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Projects Chapter 21 Writing a Successful Grant Proposal to Fund Research and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Projects
  • 2. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Grant Proposals • A grant proposal is a written plan for a research project that requests funding from a source, usually professional organizations, federal or state agencies, or private foundations • Grant proposals contain an outline of specific aims, background information, significance of the project, methodology and procedures that will be used to meet project aims, and the budget and personnel needed
  • 3. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Qualities of Successful Grant Writers Successful grant writers need: • Passion to drive them forward; lack of passion can lead to premature termination of a worthwhile project • To be meticulous planners, including the ability to identify barriers to project aims and describe strategies to overcome them; they also need to describe the detailed activities of all project personnel and the related time frames
  • 4. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Qualities of Successful Grant Writers— (cont.) • To be able to persuade with a compelling case as to why the project is so important that it absolutely needs to be funded • To be persistent enough to go through the effort of reading reviewer critiques and using them to revise the proposal, possibly multiple times • To have the patience to wait to hear for about final funding decisions, sometimes for several months, then possibly start again
  • 5. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Checkpoint Questions to Be Considered Before Writing a Grant • What are the credentials needed for the PI? • What is the funding source? • What are the application criteria? • Will the funding agency perform an advance review of the abstract for possible match if requested? • Are copies of successful proposals available for review? • What are the guidelines for submission? • What are the criteria on which proposals are rated?
  • 6. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Question Before beginning to develop a grant proposal, which is the most important question to ask? a. What are the application criteria? b. Is the source of the funding private or is it a government source? c. How much funding is available from the funding source? d. What is the percentage of funded versus nonfunded applications?
  • 7. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Answer a. What are the application criteria? Rationale: Although the other questions ask for information that is useful, the most important question to ask is about the application criteria. If the investigator’s credentials or the project aims do not meet the funding organization’s criteria, then the proposal probably will be rejected.
  • 8. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Strategies for Successful Grant Production • Formulate a team whose individual expertise complements each other • Develop a compelling abstract that addresses the “so what” factor of the project and its match to the funding agency’s objectives • Meticulously follow grant submission guidelines
  • 9. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Strategies for Successful Grant Production—(cont.) • When proposal writing is a team project, develop a topical outline of the proposal with a timeline for component completion • Always provide clear rationales for decisions about project methodology, procedures, timelines, and personnel • Develop a detailed budget justification
  • 10. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Question A primary aim of a proposal abstract should be to: a.Present the expecting findings convincingly b.Identify the academic qualifications of the research team c.Present the reasons why the project deserves to be funded d.Describe the match between the clinical question and the methodology
  • 11. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Answer c. Present the reasons why the project deserves to be funded Rationale: Although all of the areas listed are important, the abstract is the first exposure of the proposal reviewers to the proposal. If enough compelling reasons for funding are not presented within the abstract, it is possible that the rest of the proposal may not even be reviewed.
  • 12. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Writing a Powerful Background and Significance Section The background and significance sections should: • Convey the “so what’s” of the problem’s prevalence and the projected project outcomes • Convey exactly how the proposal will extend the science or have a positive impact on clinical practice • Provide justification for the proposed study’s objectives, hypotheses, and/or research questions
  • 13. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Writing a Powerful Background and Significance Section—(cont.) • Include a well-defined conceptual or theoretical framework that drives study hypotheses and interventions, and potentially explains the relationship between variables
  • 14. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Essential Components of the Proposal Design and Methods Section • Study design • Measures to enhance validity of the study • Sampling strategy • Reliability and validity of instruments • Procedure of the study and timeline • Data analysis strategy • Potential limitations • Human subjects protection
  • 15. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Question Which of the following considerations is most important when developing the sampling strategy to be used in a grant proposal? a.Similar sampling strategies have been used in studies that address similar research questions b.The size and expertise of the research team c.The size of the population that is affected by the study question d.The number of participants necessary to enhance validity of the study
  • 16. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Answer d. The number of participants necessary to enhance validity of the study Rationale: Although the strategies of prior research teams and the workload of the research team need to be considered when choosing a sampling strategy, the primary consideration is the validity of the study and the demands that this places on the sampling plan and the sample size. This factor supersedes the importance of the size of the population.
  • 17. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Common Weaknesses of Unfunded Grant Proposals • Lack of cutting-edge ideas and significance • Failure to acknowledge relevant previously published work or current literature • Absence of a theory or conceptual framework • Inadequate description of the study design/methods/procedures
  • 18. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Common Weaknesses of Unfunded Grant Proposals—(cont.) • Unrealistic amount of work • Human subjects’ concerns • Inappropriate or weak data analysis plan • Incomplete applications