My Account: Log In | Join | Renew
Search
Author
Title
Vol.
Issue
Year
1st Page

Abstract

 

This article in AJ

  1. Vol. 92 No. 1, p. 1-5
     
    Received: Feb 8, 1999
    Published: Jan, 2000


    * Corresponding author(s): jschepers1@unl.edu
 View
 Download
 Alerts
 Permissions

doi:10.2134/agronj2000.9211

Grantsmanship Hints

  1. James S. Schepers *a,
  2. E.John Sadlerb and
  3. William R. Raunc
  1. a USDA-ARS, 119 Keim Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915 USA
    b USDA-ARS, 2611 W. Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501-1241 USA
    c 368 Ag Hall, Dep. Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK 74078-6028 USA

Abstract

Successful grantsmanship, although a critical skill for researchers, is rarely taught in graduate schools. This handicaps inexperienced researchers, who often must simultaneously develop courses, extension programs, and a research program. As a result, they frequently suffer a lower success rate in obtaining research funding than more experienced researchers. Our objective is to provide the research community with a summary of observations we made while serving in the grant proposal review process. A preliminary list of our observations has apparently enjoyed widespread distribution, suggesting that there is in fact a need for this information. We disclaim any status as experts, offering these observations to those who wish to understand the review process as we observed it while participating in the USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program.

  Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.

Copyright © 2000. American Society of AgronomySoil Science Society of America

Facebook   Twitter