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How to annoy your grant reviewer, in 5 easy steps!

I wrote this piece on grant proposals about 6 months ago, which I remembered since I’m on a National Science Foundation review panel today! The panel lunch break is a good time to finally post it… 827 more words

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Grant review: best proposal or most needy scientist?

In a few short hours I read nine proposals from graduate students interested in funding for their research. Because this was a focused call, they were largely similar. 674 more words

Grant Proposals

Ten tips for writing successful NSF full proposals from a recent panelist

Right now a lot of us are waiting to hear if we won the NSF lottery. Someone recently on a panel who did not want to be identified shared some thoughts about what makes a good proposal. 1,089 more words


Holy Crap Batman! Double-spaced everything??!!!??

The “Application for New Awards; Upward Bound Programs” was published and made available to the public on Monday, October 17th, 2016.

Though many of us grant professionals respectfully requested that they reconsider, in this, the Department of Education has decided to uphold a new double-spacing requirement for all text in the application narrative, … 149 more words

Searching For Funding

You have ten minutes to win a great score on your grant proposal

Have you seen the studies that indicate a high correspondence between what students say about your class when queried after 10 minutes and after an entire semester? 553 more words

Grant Proposals