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Grant Writing

Practical Strategies for Scholars and Professionals

Rekha S. Rajan and Daniel R. Tomal

A first of its kind, this book provides you everything you need to know about successfully navigating the grant writing process including understanding the language of grant writing, finding grants, preparing the proposal, completing the application, preparing budgets, organizing information and timelines, revising and editing the proposal, including the assessment and evaluation, and building meaningful relationships with program officers and colleagues. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 140Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-1440-8 • Hardback • July 2015 • $65.00 • (£44.95)
978-1-4758-1441-5 • Paperback • June 2015 • $32.00 • (£22.95)
978-1-4758-1442-2 • eBook • June 2015 • $30.00 • (£19.95)
Rekha S. Rajan, EdD, Rekha S. Rajan, Ed.D. is visiting associate professor of research and program leader for the master’s in grant writing, management, and evaluation in the division of research and doctoral programs at Concordia University Chicago. She is an arts education specialist and holds a masters in early childhood professions from Roosevelt University Chicago, a masters in music education, and a doctorate in music and music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has published her research on children’s participation in musical theater, and teachers’ use of the arts in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at national and international conferences. She is the author of the books Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K-5 (SAGE, 2012), Grant Writing: Practical Strategies for Scholars and Professionals (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) and the forthcoming Children’s Experiences in Musical Theater (Rowman & Littlefield Education).

Dr. Rajan is the recipient of a two-year research grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to examine the relationship between live, performing arts attendance and the cognitive function of older adults which was highlighted in an interview with NEA Chairman Chu on WBEZ Chicago. Her research has also been featured in Education Week and with the National Head Start Association. She is president of the Greater Chicago Area chapter, and sits on the board of directors, for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She is also Co-Program Chair for the Teaching of Evaluation Topical Interest Group for the American Evaluation Association and is on the advisory committee for the Music Educators Journal. Dr. Rajan sits on various appointed councils for the arts and education, including the Core Arts Standards Committee with Arts Alliance Illinois, and the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Advisory Committee for the Department of Education in the State of Illinois.

Daniel R. Tomal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching in the leadership and doctoral programs. He is a consultant, recipient of many grants, and an author of seventeen books such as Action Research for Educators, Managing Human Resources and Collective Bargaining, and Resource Management for School Administrators (with Craig Schilling) and Leading School Change (with Marge Trybus and Craig Schilling) by Rowman & Littlefield Education, and has made guest appearances on many national radio and television shows.
Authors’ Note
1 Overture: An Introduction to Grants
2 Exposition: Finding the Grants
3 Theme and Variations: Developing the Proposal
4 Recapitulation: Completing the Proposal
5 Finale: Revising and Editing the Proposal
6 Encore: Beyond the Proposal
Appendix A: Grant Professionals Association Code of Ethics and Standards
Appendix B: Grant Public Law 106-107
Appendix C: Grants.Gov Privacy Policy
Appendix D: Eligibility for Government Grants
Appendix E: Processes for Grant Application
Appendix F: Sample Grant Review Process NSF
Appendix G: Sample Grant Review Process NEH
Appendix H: Sample Letter of Intent
Appendix I: Sample Final Report
Appendix J: Glossary of Terms
About the Authors
Grant Writing:Practical Strategies for Scholars and Professionals, written by Rekha S. Rajan and Daniel R. Tomal, provides a cohesive, comprehensive, and clear step-by-step process for understanding grant writing from beginning to end. . . .Overall, Grant Writing is simple in the sense that is clear and straightforward, but it is certainly not simplistic in its content. It deals with language (money) that all nations understand. . . .[T]his is a useful, handy guide for scholars and professionals, faculty members, and researchers, as well as a helpful text for institutional leaders engaged in finding and securing grants.
Global Education Review

The authors provide a much-needed, tailored approach for faculty, scholars, researchers, and other professionals to understanding grant writing. This book will provide a positive contribution to the field.
David H. Lindeman, CFRE, GPC, co-editor, Journal of the Grant Professionals association, president, Global Grant Solutions, LLC Washington, D.C.

Drs Rajan and Tomal are both scholars and published authors with a wealth of knowledge and experience which they have presented in this book.
Andrew S. Rawdon, JD, co-editor—Journal of the Grant Professionals Association

A treasure trove of information for anyone interested in pursuing grants.
Charles J. Russo, Ed.D., J.D., Panzer Chair in Education, University of Dayton

This is an excellent guide for scholars and practitioners, as well as a helpful text for students in a variety of fields.
Dr. Azadeh F. Osanloo, M.P.A., Ph.D., Ph.D., Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Education, New Mexico State University

This book is a great read for anyone who wants to understand what can be an arcane and secretive process.
Fenwick W. English, R. Wendell Eaves Sr. Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill