The Grant System

By John W. Kalas

Subjects: Economics
Paperback : 9780887065842, 184 pages, October 1987
Hardcover : 9780887065835, 184 pages, October 1987

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In the past thirty years, the giving and receiving of grants has grown from a small, loosely organized club involving a few elite institutions and a few million dollars to a massive system accounting for more than $75 billion in annual expenditures and involving literally thousands of public and private organizations. This growth has resulted in the formation of a major social and economic system with its own rules and network of institutional relationships.

This book analyzes the grant system in its entirety—its history, scope, social and economic impact, importance, and future. This broad approach serves as a good introduction to the grant system for those who are not familiar with it and provides a new, fresh perspective for those who know some aspects of it well.

John W. Kalas, Assistant Vice President for Planning at the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, has spent twenty years working in the grant system.


"This book describes the various integral parts of the grant system with 'insider' accuracy and professional insight. The author has shared his many years of research experience to enable the beginner as well as veterans in research and public service to understand the real dynamics of the grant system as it influences, for better or worse, our collective society, individual lives, and probably of most direct interest for the grant seeker, the funding of proposals. Its scope is global." — Robert S. Morrissey, State University of New York at Oneonta