Month: February 2013

CREATE A BLUEPRINT BEFORE WRITING YOUR RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL

Writing a research grant application can be a daunting and challenging task. The structure and balance of the content of your proposal can make or break how well you get your message across, and how well it is rated by the evaluation panel. To make your job easier, it is

VISUAL STRATEGY IN SCIENTIFIC WRITING

Are you using a well thought out visual strategy in your scientific papers and your research grant applications? Setting out your key concepts, results or forward plans in high impact figures, schematics and diagrams should be a major consideration when you are drafting those important papers. Your readers will be

WRITING AN ERC RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION

The order in which you write the documents for an ERC application is extremely important. ERC proposals typically require: (1) a 15-page extended version; (2) a 5-page condensed version; and (3) a 2000-character abstract. If you write the condensed version first, you will find it extremely difficult to turn it

TAKING A HELICOPTER VIEW OF THINGS

When writing that grant application, science proposal, report, or research paper, make sure you take a break from time to time to take that ‘helicopter view’ of things; what does the document look like from a distance? • Is your story strong, to the point and convincing? • Are the

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