Grant application suggestions

See the publication suggestions also for general instructions that apply here. These are important considerations for reviewers during a grant application review based on my experience as both a writer and as a reviewer (see my CV for more details). While this by no means a guarantee of success (and conversely, some of these comments are not generally applicable), just following this as a recipe I think will put you a notch over other applications that don't.


The most important thing you can do to learn how to write grant applications is to serve on study sections and review panels. If you can't do that, then read my notes on what happens in a study section/review panel.

Specific aims

Background and significance

Preliminary studies

Research design and methods

After submission

After review

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