Grant Writing for Qualitative Research

Marlene Zichi Cohen, Kathleen Knafl, Laura Cox Dzurec

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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In order to broaden understanding of the quality of qualitative grant proposals, analysis of 19 summary statements from qualitative grant proposals was conducted. This analysis showed that reviewers determined quality of proposals in terms of four themes: scientific contribution of the research; conceptual framework guiding the work; methods; and knowledge, skills, and resources available to the proposal writers. Writers' responses to the evaluations were reflected in the theme: surviving the review. This analysis suggested that reviewers of qualitative proposals recognized salient issues and were able to respond in ways that writers perceived as helpful. Qualitative research proposals that are clearly written, internally consistent, meaningful and have potential impact for the discipline of nursing are well‐received.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalImage: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • grant proposal
  • qualitative research
  • review criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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