The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management
By: John M. Carfora (author), Arnold R. Shore (author)Paperback
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This book was written in response to the needs of faculty and graduate students for a meaningful guide that starts where they begin a research project - with their very best ideas - and progresses in an orderly fashion to: develop their starting ideas to the fullest; find sources of support that intersect most appropriately with their core interests; write a proposal that builds systematically on their ideas and interests and makes a beginning contribution to knowledge; and, conduct the project with innovative guidelines on project management that help the PI and the project team participate in and experience the excitement of bringing a research project to life.
Arnold Shore is currently Associate Vice Provost for Research at Boston College. He has headed two foundations -- the Russell Sage Foundation and the Exxon Education Foundation -- and has served on numerous non-profit boards, including President, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers; Advisory Committee, Foreign Policy Association; Member, National Commission on the Independent College (Council of Independent Colleges); and Member, Commission on International Education (American Council on Education). Arnold has taught at the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, Columbia University Teachers College, and Boston College; at Teachers College and Boston College he had the good fortune to teach dissertation proposal seminars. Arnold received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. John M. Carfora is Associate Vice President for Research Advancement and Compliance at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. An economist and recognized authority on research administration and international research collaborations, John has lectured at a number of colleges and universities throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, and the United States. Dr. Carfora is Co-Chair of "I-Group" -- a National Academy of Sciences committee on international research collaborations -- as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Immersive Education Initiative, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics (1982-1990), John was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland in 2009, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of University Research Administrators (www.ncura.edu) in 2007, and was an IREX Fellow to the former Soviet Union in the 1980s. John received his Ed.D. from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Introduction The Purpose of the Book The Logic of Our Approach Demystifying Proposal Development An Aside The Key Role of Ideas 2. Idea Development The Purposes of Ideas Idea Gestation An Aside Written Sketches Knowledge-Oriented Alternatives Science of Preservation Alternative Cost Sketch A Budgetary Aside Chapter Summary Reflective Questions 3. Funding Describing Your Project Searching Funding Databases Making Use of Initial Database Search Results An Aside Productive Exchanges With Program Officers Chapter Summary Reflective Questions 4. Proposals Proposal Sections An Aside Chapter Summary Reflective Questions 5. Managing a Funded Project Managing a Project The Proposal and the Project An Aside: Learning and Coping Strategies Why Include Project Management? The PI/PD as CEO Successfully Concluding a Project: Managing Multiple Directions An Asie: Responsible Conduct of Research Chapter Summary 6. Looking Backward and Forward The Major Assumptions We Incurred International Research and Its Support Structures Conclusion Recommended Resources and Selected Bibliography Index
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