Tag Archives: Research Project

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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Put Some Meat in Your Feedback Sandwich

This is one of a series of posts with advice for people who review grant applications for their friends and colleagues. It is also intended to encourage people writing grant applications to review what you have written before you ask a colleague to … Continue reading

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Are you ready to start?

In this post I will tell you how to decide whether you should start writing a grant application. In essence it’s about how to check whether you have a viable, fundable research project before you go to the trouble of … 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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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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One Idea – Several Projects

In Chapter 7 we talk about dealing with low success rates by creating several applications from one project idea.  Once you understand how to read and use the application template, writing up different versions of the same idea is straightforward. But … Continue reading

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Describing your research project.

In this post I want to discuss how to build up a full description of a research project. The description of the research project is the last and biggest part of the generic case for support. Its length should be … 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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