Grant funding has become increasingly crucial to universities and university faculty, even as government and private funding reductions and increased application pools result in a more and more competitive environment. Securing the funding which is available is not a simple process, and institutional support for faculty who seek grants is uneven, where it exists at all. Faculty members are often left to navigate their own ways through the shifting landscape of the grants maze. When added on top of teaching and service loads, it s no surprise that many faculty members either avoid seeking grants altogether or produce grant proposals which have little or no chance of being funded. Faculty need a guide, and this book is that guide. Written by a team of successful grant writers, Grant Seeking in Higher Education orients faculty to the grants culture and walks readers step-by-step through the entire grant-seeking process, from identifying sources to preparing a successful application to administering the funds after the grant is awarded.
The grant-seeking toolkit which is free online to purchasers of the book for you to download or print and use in your work includes standard forms, templates, and timelines for proposal development so any faculty member, from the scientist to the humanities scholar, can be sure not to miss out on the funding they deserve.