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May, 1989 How to Get Your First Research Grant
B. E. Trumbo
Statist. Sci. 4(2): 121-131 (May, 1989). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1177012590


In applying for a research grant, a young statistician or probabilist faces keen competition for limited funds. The quality of the research proposed and the qualifications of the researcher are major criteria in evaluating a project for funding. However, chances for funding can be improved if the application is carefully written, based upon an understanding of how it will be evaluated. In applying for support, the young researcher should consider the advantages and disadvantages of the various opportunities for funding. Specifics of the discussion center upon the National Science Foundation of the United States government.


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B. E. Trumbo. "How to Get Your First Research Grant." Statist. Sci. 4 (2) 121 - 131, May, 1989.


Published: May, 1989
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1177012590

Keywords: government support of research , Grant application , National Science Foundation , research administration , research proposal

Rights: Copyright © 1989 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


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