Avoiding the pitfalls of grant writing

September 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

I was looking the other day for some “how to” advice on grant writing that goes beyond the basics, and found an excellent set of articles called “How Not to Kill a Grant Application” on Science magazine’s Careers website. Basically, the author interviewed several experienced grant writers and reviewers about the common mistakes they see in grant proposals and how to avoid them — problems like incomplete abstracts, prose that’s too detailed or jargon-laden, and poorly worded research aims. I’d say it’s really useful stuff, especially for those grappling with the daunting task of writing their first proposal.


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Science of Scientific Writing

This article describes what readers expect when they read - and how scientific writing often violates those expectations.

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