Month: January 2013

CLEAR LANGUAGE IN YOUR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION

Your research grant application needs to be written in clear, assertive language that leaves the reader in no doubt about what you will do and what will be achieved. There is no room for vague or long-winded language. The reader needs to be told in no uncertain terms what the

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL PROFILES ARE IMPORTANT

As research scientists, you will be well-known to your collaborators and your peers through personal contacts, conference presentations and scientific publications. But for the wider scientific community, your personal webpage with your host institution, and your LinkedIn and Google Scholar professional profiles can be extremely valuable in allowing them to

ARE YOU WRITING FOR YOUR AUDIENCE?

When writing journal articles, research reports, grant applications, your CV, or a summary of your research interests for your personal webpage, are you really taking into account the audience that you are writing for? Before you start writing, ask yourself these questions: 1. Who exactly will be reading this? 2.

PAGE LIMITS AND YOUR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION

Research grant applications always come with a page- or word limit. Do you have trouble fitting everything in? What do you do when your (almost final) draft is a few pages over the limit? How do you cut the text in the document back to the required page limit? Here

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