Title Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, 3/e
Author Barbara J. Holtzclaw, Carole Kenner, Marlene Walden
ISBN 9780826141446
List price USD 45.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 188
Book size 165 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This accessible, hands-on text, for new grant writers and seasoned health researchers, educators, and clinicians alike, illuminates the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish. Packed with practical tips for dealing with common pitfalls besieging grant seekers, the text progresses step by step from establishing the need for the grant through disseminating grant findings. This third edition is distinguished by key information about newer grant mechanisms and a fresh focus for foundation and corporate grants. It also includes updates on electronic submissions and web resources.

Useful supporting features include examples and underlying principles for each guideline, examples of grants and specific elements that lend themselves to the development of PowerPoint slides for traditional or online classroom use, real-life examples from actual grant applications, and links to online resources to support searches for grant funders and websites supporting grant applications. Armed with savvy tips and advice from the authors—an experienced grant writer, grant reviewer, and grant consultant—readers will be able to write a persuasive grant with ease.


  • Top-notch grant writing guidance for all health professionals
  • Information about newer grant mechanisms emphasizing community-based and patient-centered outcomes research grants
  • Foundation and corporate grants focusing on population health, personalized health, and interprofessional team grants that include community collaborations and corporate partnerships
  • Important information on the Patient-Centered Research Institute
  • Guidance on how to involve stakeholders and communities in study design and implementation
  • Updates on electronic submissions and web resources
  • New coauthor who is a successful PCORI awardee
  • Instructor’s PowerPoint slides


  • Describes the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish
  • Delivers practical tips from experienced authors for dealing with common pitfalls and difficulties
  • Includes examples and underlying principles for each guideline
  • Provides real-life examples from actual grant applications
  • Helps readers to apply principles for selling and justifying the grant to their own proposals




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Chapter 1. Why Grant Writing Skills Are Needed Now and in the Future

Chapter 2. So, You Want to Write a Grant! Where to Begin?

Chapter 3. What Type of Grant Do You Want?

Chapter 4. It Takes a Village (and the Village Has a System!)

Chapter 5. Writing the Research Proposal

Chapter 6. Engaging Communities in Research Grant Development

Chapter 7. Check Your Parachute! A Few More Hoops to Jump Through

Chapter 8. The Electronic Environment of Grantsmanship

Chapter 9. Gauging Progress and Reviewer Feedback

Chapter 10. So Now You’ve Been Funded

Chapter 11. Dissemination of Grant Findings


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About the Authors:

Barbara J. Holtzclaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, is associate dean for research and professor, Earl and Fran Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She also serves as doctoral faculty and associate director, Geriatric Nursing Translational Research Training, Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.  Dr. Holtzclaw is a clinical nurse scientist whose program of research centers on thermoregulatory responses to illness and treatment in vulnerable patients. As both a successful grant recipient and a consultant-mentor to other nurse and health-related professionals, she is particularly well qualified to teach grant writing skills to nursing PhD students and faculty through workshops wherein she uses the third edition (2018) of Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Other Health Professionals as a key instrument . Her research funding includes four major federally funded projects, with two R01 grants to study febrile symptoms in cancer and HIV, which has supported over 50 publications on the topics of fever, shivering, hypothermia, and management of thermoregulatory responses.  She is best known for translational studies in which basic science concepts are used to develop clinical nursing interventions. 

Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF, is the Carol Kuser Loser Dean/Professor at the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey. She is also the chief executive officer and founding president of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN).  Her research interests are transition from hospital to home for neonates and families, clinical genetics within the context of family support, fetal alcohol prevention, and childhood obesity. She has successfully written National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, corporate, and foundation grants.  Dr. Kenner has authored over 100 journal articles and edited 30 textbooks. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc., Audrey Hepburn Award for her international work to support children.

Marlene Walden, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, CCNS, FAAN, is the nurse scientist manager for the department of nursing at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. She is also adjunct associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Walden’s program of research is pain in preterm neonates, and she has successfully competed for both foundation and federal grants to advance her program of research. Dr. Walden received an R21 grant to explore the effects of light, sound, and sleep on pain responses in preterm neonates. She has taught research and grant writing at the graduate level, but her passion is teaching and mentoring clinical nurses in evidence-based practice and research.

Target Audience:

Useful for new grant writers and seasoned health researchers, educators, and clinicians alike.

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