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Research Grant Cookbook

Is there a recipe for the 10 key sentences? This post is about an easy way to work out how to write the 10 key sentences that define a grant application. There are two reasons I think it’s worth writing … Continue reading

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Get the Framework in Place – Quickly

In this post I want to describe the framework of a grant application. Its components are the key sentences in the case for support that define its essential message. I will explain what the sentences are and how you use them … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

In this post I want to tell you how you can be prepared to write a grant application quickly and with minimum effort. Last week I warned you about the trap of the never-ending grant application. This week I am … Continue reading

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The trap of the never-ending grant application

This post outlines my theory of the trap of the never-ending grant application. There’s a very old joke about a tourist, driving in Ireland, who asked the way to Dublin. “If I were driving to Dublin” was the response, “I … Continue reading

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Guardian Live Chat

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in a live chat, on the Guardian Higher Education website, about how to write successful grant applications. It was very interesting for me because the rapid flow of questions made it impossible for me … Continue reading

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Writing by Numbers: the Case for Support in 7 Easy Steps.

This post is a step by step guide to writing the case for support in a research grant application. It describes the structure of the generic case for support and tells you what steps you should take to write it … Continue reading

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How to Start Writing the Case for Support

This post is about how you actually start writing a research grant application. I argued last week that the first part you should write is a detailed description of the research project. This can be difficult because the decision to … 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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