CONCLUSION

As intervention development occurs over time and involves a wide range of activities requiring resources and funding, grant writing to obtain funding support is an essential part of this form of research for each phase along the pipeline. Grant writing to support intervention development is not dissimilar to grant writing for any other type of research effort. However, as discussed, there are specific challenges unique to advancing an intervention. One of the biggest challenges that the field confronts is that funding levels for behavioral intervention research are rather modest compared to funding levels for biomedical and drug development research. Nevertheless, some funds are available. Thus, learning how to write a competitive application is a necessary skill for being a successful behavioral intervention researcher.

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