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How to Write a Grant Application

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ISBN-10: 1405197552

ISBN-13: 9781405197557

Edition: 2011

Authors: Allan Hackshaw

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Healthcare professionals who want to increase their chances of approval can depend on the practical advice found in this book by a highly experienced clinical trialist author. Providing a concise and easy-to-read overview, How to Write a Grant Application includes pointers on what to include and what to avoid.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 142
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

About the author
Types of grants
Types of funding organisations
Choosing an appropriate funding body
Contents of the grant application
Including several studies in one application (project grants)
Translational research sub-studies
The application process
Estimating timelines and a planned work schedule
Intellectual property
Text, grammar and format
People involved in the study
Who should be part of the Study Team?
Other investigators, collaborators and consultants
The host institution and Sponsor
Commercial companies
Oversight committees
Justification for the study
Finding background information
Previous evidence and similar research (why the study is needed now)
Biological plausibility
Safety of new interventions in clinical trials
What will the study contribute?
Summary of the justification for a proposed study
Describing the study design
Study objectives and outcome measures
Types of studies
Observational studies in humans
Clinical trials in humans
Laboratory experiments
Describing sample size
Describing the main statistical analyses
Systematic reviews
Associated documents with the grant application
Study protocol
Participant Information Sheet
Curricula vitae of the Chief Investigator and all co-applicants
Letters of support from co-applicants, centre investigators, collaborators, or other advisors
Letters of support from commercial companies
Other documents specific to the field of research
Financial costs
Overview of items to include in the financial costs
Indirect costs or overheads (full economic costs)
Per patient (or per subject) payments
Staff costs
Access to core funds and resources
Consideration of costs not to be met by the funding body
Grant applications associated with calls for proposals
Observational studies in humans
Clinical trials in humans
Laboratory experiments
Systematic reviews
Funding body review process
Submitting the application
Processing the application within the funding body
Initial reviews (external reviewers)
Funding committee meeting
Funding committee evaluation
Feedback to applicants after the meeting
Responding to the funding committee feedback
Annual reports and applying for a grant extension
Annual reports
Applying for a grant extension