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This fully revised edition of the most authoritative guide to science proposal writing is essential for any scientist embarking on a thesis or grant application. Completely updated and with entirely new chapters on private foundation funding and interdisciplinary research, the book explains each step of the proposal process in detail. Praise for the first edition: "This exceptionally useful and affordable handbook will serve as a refresher to seasoned writers and as a guide and source of encouragement for first-time authors."C. L. Sagers,Ecology "This inexpensive book could prove to be your best investment of the year."Bioscience
Andrew J. Friedland is professor in the environmental studies program at Dartmouth College. Carol L. Folt is dean of the faculty and professor in the department of biological sciences at Dartmouth College.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
A Note to the Reader
Authorship from Start to Finish
Basic Organization and Effective Communication
Developing Your Conceptual Framework and Significance Statement
A Title May Be More Important Than You Think
The Project Summary Guides the Reader
Objectives, Hypotheses, and Specific Aims: An Exhaustive List Is Exhausting
Lay the Foundation in the Introduction
Experimental Design and Methods: What Will You Actually Do?
Plan for Expected and Unexpected Results
The Timeline Is a Reality Check
References in Detail: How Many and How Recent?
Preparing a Budget
Submitting and Tracking Your Proposal
The Three R's: Rethink, Revise, and Resubmit
Consider Private Foundations for Funding of Innovative Research
Team Science for Tackling Complex Problems
Ethics and Research
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