'...Abby should be congratulated in rendering accessible for new and experienced applicants the appropriate steps to follow in submitting plausible, innovative, and value for money proposals. Resisting catch-all, simplistic prescriptions for success, the book highlights the essential elements of a successful research application drawing from the experience of many leading academic researchers in the UK. In my judgement this book will be invaluable to both experienced and new researchers. ' Professor Peter Nolan, Leeds University, UK. 'This accessible book demystifies gaining funding for your research projects. New researchers should read it because it articulates the informal 'rules' behind the funding process. ... Experienced researchers will find this book a useful read too, not least because it presents advice on how to lead programmes of research successfully...It takes you beyond getting a grant in the first place, to completing a successful research project, which in turn means that you're better placed to win future funding.' Professor Rosalind Edwards, London South Bank University, UK
Abby Day Peters advises publishers, academics and universities on how to improve their working relationships and get quality books and articles published. Her career for the past twenty-five years covers journalism, editing, writing, publishing, teaching and consulting in organisations in Europe, North America, Australia, and South-East Asia. She is the best-selling author of How to Get Research Published in Journals and co-author of several other books about writing and publishing. Her How to Get Published workshops are popular events in colleges and universities worldwide. She is currently undertaking doctoral research in Sociology at Lancaster University.
Contents: Part I Your Research Focus: Why do we need funded research?; Why look for research funding?; Research issues; Outcomes and outputs; What is good research?; The value of research; Teams and networks. Part II Identifying your Research Partner: The benefits of research partnerships; Primary funders; Working with the corporate sector. Part III Building the Research Partnership: Assessing partner needs; Managing your personal profile; Writing proposals; Presentations; A word from your sponsors; How proposals are assessed and chosen. Part IV Maintaining the Research Partnership: Managing the research partnership; Monitoring and evaluation; Research and quality management; Writing better, writing faster; Publication planning; Bibliography; Index.