Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4758-1011-0 • eBook • March 2015 • $56.00 • (£43.00)
David G. Bauer has authored 10 books on grantseeking and fundraising over his forty-five year career that included securing grants for school districts, universities and non-profit organizations while teaching over forty-five thousand participants in his seminars. Bauer has served as a national trainer for non-profits, a foundation director, and a research director. Currently, he is directing a very successful grants coaching program based on the pro-active step-by-step system in The “How To” Grants Manual.
List of Exhibits, Figures, and TablesIntroductionPart 1: Getting Ready to Seek Grant Support for You and Your Organization
Part 2: Public/Government Funding Opportunities
- Grant Seeking Pitfalls and Potential Hazards
- Your Plan for Grants Success and How to Get There
- Creating a Success Based Proactive Grants System
- Integrating Time Management into a Successful Grants Career
- Searching the Literature to Document Your Project’s Statement of Need: Creating and Urgent and Compelling Case
- Developing and Evaluating Alternative Solutions
- Creating Key Search Terms to Identify the Best Grantor(s): Redefining Your Project and Improving Your Research/Grants Profile
- Capitalizing on Your Capabilities
- Forming Grant-Winning Teams and Consortia: Recruiting Volunteers for Advisory Groups
- Documenting Organizational Support for Your Proposal: Preproposal Approval
- Where the Money Is: Selecting the Right Marketplace for Your Project
Part 3: Private/Foundation Funding Opportunities
- Understanding the Government Grants Marketplace
- Researching the Federal Government Marketplace
- Completing Your Research and Contacting Government Grantors, Past Grantees, and Past Reviewers to Increase Your Success Rate
- Planning the Successful Federal Proposal
- Improving Your Federal Proposal: The Grants Quality Circle
- Federal Grant Requirements
- Dealing with the Decision of Public Funding Sources
- Follow-Up with Government Funding Sources
Part 4: Private/Corporate Funding Opportunities
- Understanding the Foundation Grants Marketplace
- Researching Potential Private Foundation Grantors: How to Find the Foundation That Is Best Suited to Fund Your Project
- Contacting a Private Foundation Before Submission
- Applying for Private Foundation Funds: Letter of Inquiry and Letter Proposal
- Quality Circles, Proposal Submission, the Decision, and Follow-Up: Private Foundation Funding Sources
List of ResourcesIndexAbout the Author
- Understanding the Corporate Grants Marketplace
- Researching Corporate Grantors: How to Find the Corporate Funding Source That Is Best Suited to Fund Your Project
- Preproposal Contact with Corporate Grantors
- Applying for Corporate Funds
- Corporate Proposal Submission, the Decision, and Follow-Up
- Putting It All Together to Work for You
The “How To” Grants Manual by David G. Bauer has been a lifesaver. By applying the principles it contains, I started winning competitive grants, which erased my worries about getting tenure. In particular, researching potential grantors, targeting them based on their past granting history, and making preproposal contact were instrumental steps in raising my grant-winning success rate from 0 out of 8 in my first three years to 6 out of 7 over the next two years, and successfully attracting over $750,000 in that time period. The 8th edition of The “How To” Grants Manual has even more ideas and updated resources. As government grants dry up, this book will show readers how to put their proposals ahead of the pack and how to find (and win) non-traditional grants.
— Jed C. Macosko, associate professor, physics, Wake Forest University
Bauer’s methods were key to elevating the quality of my research proposals to a level at which they became competitive. After implementing Bauer’s approaches to proposal craft, I went from zero funded lead-PI grants to four in just over a year. Further, The “How To” Grants Manual has prepared me to mentor my own junior colleagues in sculpting proposals and raising them from being merely strong and innovative to a level which they are truly memorable.
— Michael J. Zdilla, Robert L. Smith Early Career Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Temple University
For over ten years our office has used the David G. Bauer “How To” Grants Manual as the backbone of our grant writing training for faculty and staff. Without a doubt we have benefited from its insight and detailed process for developing successful grant proposals. In the past seven years, not only has our external funding almost doubled from $12 million to over $22 million, but so have the number of faculty and staff submitting proposals. The “How To” Grants Manual demystifies the grants process, and provides the critical tools necessary to succeed in the highly competitive grants world. It is a must have.
— Christine Chamberlain, director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of the Vice Provost for Research Administration, Grand Valley State University
I am pleased to recommend the Eighth edition of The “How To” Grants Manual by David Bauer to you. I have used several earlier editions and they have enhanced my on grant productivity as well as that of those who worked in centers I have directed and The University of Alabama College of Education while I was dean. In fact, the College’s external funding increased over $1.5 million to $16.2 million per year over the nine years I served in that position. Our entire grant effort was based on educating the faculty to use Bauer’s winning grants, step-by-step, process. Previous uses of this process with college faculty and public school educators in Alabama and Tennessee brought similar successes.
— James E. McLean, PhD, executive director and research professor emeritus, Center for Community-Based Partnerships, The University of Alabama
The exhibits/worksheets for The “How To” Grants Manual 8th edition are available to customers and adopting professors, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.