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How Kent Beats the Research Funding Odds

When I participated in a live chat about grant-writing a few weeks ago, I was surprised at the widespread – and forcefully expressed  – view that HE managers want academics to write reams of pointless grant applications which face inevitable … Continue reading

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Lacuna, hope and other words to avoid

Here are five common writing mistakes gleaned from a wide variety of real life grant applications: 1. Fancy synonyms such as ‘lacuna’, ‘felicitous’ and ‘finitude’ make your proposals both harder to read and harder to understand. 2. The language of … Continue reading

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Write a Research Grant Application the Easy Way: Begin at the End.

This blog is intended to help you write better grant applications with less effort. The first thing you need to know is where to begin. In this post I argue that you begin by describing the research project. The case … Continue reading

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Grants Factory On-Line: Introduction

The aim of GrantsFactory Online is to continue the work of our original grant-writing workshops, of the Grants Factory and of The Grant Writers’ Toolkit. The problem that we want so solve is that most academics trying to write a … Continue reading

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