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Keys to Writing a Successful Grant Application

Overview. Before you write Background research Review criteriaMultiple audiencesGeneral grant writing tipsSpecific Aims: The foundationTips for the other sections. Stage 1: Before You Write. Start with a novel idea Do background res

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Keys to Writing a Successful Grant Application

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    1. Keys to Writing a Successful Grant Application Paula Pietromonaco University of Massachusetts, Amherst The Summer Institute on Social/Personality Psychology and Health July 23, 2009

    2. Overview Before you write Background research Review criteria Multiple audiences General grant writing tips Specific Aims: The foundation Tips for the other sections

    3. Stage 1: Before You Write Start with a novel idea Do background research on mission of institute and specific programs http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/bbrb/about.html

    4. Stage 1: Before You Write What research is funded by institute and program of interest? CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/crisp/crisp_query.generate_screen

    5. Stage 1: Before You Write Get to know the review criteria* Significance: Scientific & practical importance; Impact Investigators: Expertise, training, accomplishments Innovation: Challenge/shift current research/practice Approach: Soundness of overall strategy, methods, analyses. anticipate problems, address risks Environment: Institutional resources, equipment, access to special populations *See Veronica Chollettes presentation for more details.

    6. Know your (multiple) audiences Reviewers Who are they? Rosters of study section members are available online Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section [SPIP]

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