The Write Rules

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Time to repent of these 10 basic writing sins.

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What’s in your Bucket(s)?

Durango Kid, PhD

Once you’ve defined the buckets of work for your grant submission and placed them on your timeline, you are ready for the second step in the work breakdown process.

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Buckets of Fun (Work?)

Durango Kid, PhD

Proposed research project is feasible? Check. Timeline formatted? Check. Milestones added? Check. Now it’s time to break the work into manageable chunks....

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Trials and Tribulations

Cranky Reviewer

Ever since the holy trinity important things have come in threes—listen up. Study section will not (and should not) cut you slack. 1.) No matter how many clinical trials you …

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Researchers—Start Your Timelines

Durango Kid, PhD

Your feasibility assessment is complete. You have made necessary adjustments and you are confident your proposed research project is feasible. Now what?

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500 Mile(stones)

Durango Kid, PhD

How will you know you are progressing satisfactorily toward your chosen date for submitting your grant proposal? Defining milestones will help. Earlier blogs have addressed why doing a plan for …

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Can You (Really) Do Your Proposed Study?

Durango Kid, PhD

…a deceptively simple question that can be interpreted in several ways.

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Tired Reviewer Request: Set Your Models Free!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I just completed my thirty gazillionth study section and find myself hoping some trainees turned PIs out there will heed one bit of hard-won wisdom. Your model? The one where …

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Fresh Ideas for Writing Innovation in Your NIH Grants

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Remember you are marketing your ideas. Give your pitch to colleagues, family and friends until the innovation and value-proposition are clear in plain language.

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Planning to Plan: Gathering Materials for Your Grant Pacing Plan

Durango Kid, PhD

You’ve decided that maybe a plan for doing your grant submission is a good idea. Check! But how to start?

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