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Research Scientist Funding Book cover Design required by Training Leader
What is the title of your book?
NIH R01 Grant Writing Trainer - Your Instructional Guide to Scientific Research Funding Success
What is the author’s name?
Dorothy Lewis PhD
About the author
Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center has a 30-year history of writing grant applications, including experience with recent changes made by NIH. Her successful track record for winning grants has given her a valuable “in the trenches” perspective that can benefit you, at whichever stage you find yourself.
She received her PhD in Microbiology in 1978 from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She then pursued an NIH-supported postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine in Albuquerque. In 1985, she published her first paper related to T-cell subset changes in HIV patients and acquired her own independent NIH funding. She has maintained continuous NIH funding since 1985, experiencing both times of multiple grants and times of reduced funding.
She just retired as a member of the Training and Workforce Diversity Study Section C, called TWD-C (2012-2016) and was former chair of the AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis study section (2009-2011). She helps to teach grant writing at the graduate student level at Univ of Texas and at Baylor College of Medicine and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer on many applications.
What genre does your book fall under?
Select your industry
Medical & Pharmaceutical
Add a blurb or a short description of what your book is about.
The book is a step-by-step manual on how to get funding from the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) through their grant application called R01. The title is NIH R01 Grant Writing Trainer and the tag line is Your Instructional Guide to Scientific Research Funding Success. As for a cover, we like simple, clean look without being too busy. The design needs to project that we are experts, authority on the topic.
Whats your business or organization name?
Who would typically read your book?
Our primary audience are academic science researchers in all stages of their careers. From grad students and postdocs to distinguished professors and provosts. Secondary customers are university faculty within the sponsored programs departments. Science is traditionally a male dominated field so this would be our typical customer between ages of 30 to 60. Majority of audience is US based.
Describe what you’re looking for in more detail
We want a cover for a manual on grant writing. Typically, we like clean, simple designs that project authority or expertise. We do not like busy or a heavy use of colors.
Is there anything else you would like to communicate to the designers?
The book is 8.5 x 11
Is your design for a hardback or paperback book?
What would you like on the front cover of your book?
(2) Author’s Name
Provide details about your selected choices above for the front cover of the book
Title: NIH R01 Grant Writing Trainer
Author's Name: Dorothy Lewis, PhD
Tagline: Your Instructional Guide to Scientific Research Funding Success
Publisher: Training Leader
What would you like on the back cover of your book?
(1) Publisher’s Details
Provide details your selected choices above for the back cover of the book
Publisher: Training Leader - would include Logo & contact info
ISBN Number: Hold spot
What would you like on the spine of your book?
(2) Publisher’s Logo
Provide details your selected choices above for the spine of the book
Title: NIH R01 Grant Writing Trainer
What styles would you like designers to explore?
Is there anything designers should avoid?
I would avoid feminine colors (pink, light purple, etc) and childish colors combinations (red, blue, green, & yellow together)
Visual Brief - Color
Let designers make suggestions
Visual Brief - Font
Other fonts: I am open as long as it is not too playful or childish. We tend to not like all caps without the first letter larger than the other characters.
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