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Assert-justify Style:- Why and How?

Grant applications should be written in what we call assert-justify style. The first sentence in each paragraph carries the message of the paragraph. The sentence makes an assertion or statement. The remainder of the paragraph justifies or explains the statement … Continue reading

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One line answers to tricky questions

Andrew gave me some useful tips on how to help short-listed candidates prepare for funding panel interviews (e.g. the European Research Council Starting Grant interviews this month).  I have now road tested this advice on an ERC applicant.  He tells me that he faces tomorrow’s  interview with increased confidence.  So … Continue reading

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