The grim world of grant writing. [Review of the book Writing the NIH grant proposal: A step-by-step guide.]

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Paul Silvia, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Many senior faculty are perplexed by the mentoring expected by junior faculty. In “the old days,” I have heard, professors were simply hired and expected to get to it—no new-faculty brunches, professional skills workshops, or mollycoddling mentors. Modern psychology’s emphasis on professional development reflects the hard career environment faced by young faculty. It’s harder to be a psychologist now. Compared to faculty hired in the 1960s, contemporary professors are expected to be enthusiastic teachers, cheery “departmental citizens,” indefatigable researchers, sophisticated statisticians, prolific publishers, and successful grant getters. Publishing an article every 18 months was brisk in 1966; it probably won’t get you tenure at a research-focused university in 2006.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
academic writing, academic publishing, grant writing, academic research, research grants, National Institute of Health, grant proposals, book reviews

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