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Do you want to take your proposal to the next level?

Do you have a great idea but can’t seem to get the win?

Dr. Cwikla shares secrets that will drive your proposal to the top of the reviewers’ pile. Divided into three sections - ART, ARCHITECTURE, and ATTITUDE - she writes succinctly about her time tested methods of proposal development and surviving the review process. Millions in external funds from federal, state, and private agencies have been won following these principles and practices. Written in a conversational and often humorous manner, scientists, researchers, professors, students, and nonprofits will all benefit from this intelligent handbook.

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Tell the Punchline First. Grab the reader in the first 1-3 sentences. You must connect with the reviewer ASAP!

Good to Great Grant Writing belongs on the desk of every researcher ready to up their game. Julie Cwikla’s voice comes through on every page - encouraging, challenging, and reminding us of time tested patterns for successful proposal development.
— Christopher M. Clark, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
Fast, fabulous read packed with notes you will use immediately in your grant writing.
— Susan Pruet, Ph.D. President STEMWorks, LLC
Read this book if you want to hone your grant writing skills, be inspired to stick with it when you feel overwhelmed, and be entertained with engaging prose and down-to-earth tips.
— James Hiebert, Ph.D., Robert J. Barkley Professor, University of Delaware

Grant proposal development tactics, ways to improve your science writing, how to best market and package your research program, and how to survive and benefit from the review process.

 

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Shape of Great Grant Writing   The shape and function of the hourglass helps organize proposals. Click to download and print this great graphic.

Shape of Great Grant Writing

The shape and function of the hourglass helps organize proposals. Click to download and print this great graphic.

Reverse Engineer Grant Development   What should you do first? How can you plan out your time to maximize energy and make sure there’s time for all the unexpected.

Reverse Engineer Grant Development

What should you do first? How can you plan out your time to maximize energy and make sure there’s time for all the unexpected.

Your BIG Idea   Start with your BIG idea. These questions will help guide you through definition and scope phase.

Your BIG Idea

Start with your BIG idea. These questions will help guide you through definition and scope phase.

 
Critical Critics … Not Lazy Friends   Get the right people to help improve your writing. You don’t need a pat on the back, you need feedback! Here are some notes and emails to help get started.

Critical Critics … Not Lazy Friends

Get the right people to help improve your writing. You don’t need a pat on the back, you need feedback! Here are some notes and emails to help get started.

Word Cloud Generator   Are your words working for you? Are the reviewers reading the message you want to send? Click to find a word cloud generator. Cut, paste, analyze.

Word Cloud Generator

Are your words working for you? Are the reviewers reading the message you want to send? Click to find a word cloud generator. Cut, paste, analyze.

Cognitive Load   Not all proposal tasks are created equally and not all demand the same of our brains. Download the table to guide planning and progress.

Cognitive Load

Not all proposal tasks are created equally and not all demand the same of our brains. Download the table to guide planning and progress.

 
Research Questions   Every word matters in your RQs. Think you’ve got them finished? Run them through these tests and see if they’re reviewer ready … COMING SOON

Research Questions

Every word matters in your RQs. Think you’ve got them finished? Run them through these tests and see if they’re reviewer ready … COMING SOON

Data Collection Calendar   Here’s a tool to help organize your project timeline and determine when you’re collecting data, analyzing data, and reporting results… COMING SOON

Data Collection Calendar

Here’s a tool to help organize your project timeline and determine when you’re collecting data, analyzing data, and reporting results… COMING SOON

Show Me the Money!   Click to download an Excel file to get started on your budget. I’ve included justification verbiage as well so you can think of it all at once … COMING SOON

Show Me the Money!

Click to download an Excel file to get started on your budget. I’ve included justification verbiage as well so you can think of it all at once … COMING SOON

 

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