Grant Application Writer's Handbook, Fourth Edition, addresses the key points in developing grant proposals in a hands-on, step-by-step method, with sample forms and tips for getting approved and funded. Both first-time grant seekers, and those who have already attempted to get funding can benefit from the wealth of updated information regarding the grant application process, including funding sources and newly instituted electronic submission guidelines. A prolific contributor to scientific literature, and a national consultant on the grant application process, author Dr. Liane Reif-Lehrer uses her extensive experience to present the general concepts that will help the reader write a good grant proposal or research paper efficiently. Having spent much of her academic career funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), and with the additional experience serving as a member of an NIH Study Section, she guides the reader through those questions that successful grant-getters must answer before writing a grant application, and presents a sequence of steps that help optimize success in obtaining funding. With her personal experience with the NIH, Dr. Reif-Lehrer understands the review process, and discusses the common elements that many funding agencies want, in order to ensure their money is well invested and will get the best possible return.