We identify and discuss ten key ingredients in implementation research grant proposals. The paper reflects the team’s experience and expertise: writing for federal funding agencies in the United States. We acknowledge that this will be a strength for some readers and a limitation for international readers, whom we encourage to contribute additional perspectives. Setting the stage with careful background detail and preliminary data may be more important for implementation research, which poses a unique set of challenges that investigators should anticipate and demonstrate their capacity to manage. Data to set the stage for implementation research may be collected by the study team through preliminary, feasibility, or pilot studies, or the team may draw on others’ work, citing background literature to establish readiness for the proposed research.
Writing a good research grant proposal is not easy. This document is an attempt to collect together a number of suggestions about what makes a good proposal. It is inevitably a personal view on the part of the authors; we would welcome feedback and suggestions from others.
Awarded Research Grant Proposal by hxv11902
With the deadline for submitting research grant proposals to Hong Kong’s General Research Fund and Early Career Scheme approaching in November, local academics are understandably concerned about the impact of their ideas. Aside from factual accuracy, research novelty and other field-related concerns, a proposal’s readability goes a long way towards creating that impact. With an editing partner, you can ensure that your ideas are in the best possible shape.