10 Common Errors in Grant Writing: How to Spot Them and How to Respond, hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives

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So your grant proposal came back with an unenthusiastic response from reviewers. Was it because they found your science lackluster? Maybe. But there's a good chance the problem was important nontechnical questions that you left unanswered in the proposal itself. Questions like: So what? Who cares? Is this project trying to do too much? Or too little? And why is this researcher going it alone? In our hyper-competitive funding climate, it's critical for investigators to write clear, cohesive, compelling proposals that foreground the science and its potential significance. With so much at stake, it's a shame to watch a proposal rejected for something that could have been avoided with a little work upfront. Capitalizing on 15 years of experience working to sharpen grant proposals, Dr. Jude Mikal will identify the 10 most-common non-scientific errors we see in grant writing - and offer a list of potential solutions to help investigators write clearer proposals for increasingly busy review panelists.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am