Getting Funded in Applied Child and Adolescent Development Research: The Art and Science of Applying for Grants
The preceding chapters in this practical guide offer excellent suggestions for generating applied research ideas in various domains of child and adolescent development. In addition, the authors of these chapters have provided you with a wealth of valuable advice as well as strategies for crafting a sound study design, engaging the appropriate community for recruiting participants, dealing with ethical issues and challenges, and disseminating your findings. However, applied research is often quite costly and time consuming. Indeed, successful execution of even a moderately sized project is likely to require at least some level of external funding to support the costs of research personnel and staff, equipment, data collection and storage, statistical packages, supplies, travel, and so forth. So, where do you start?