Growing Opportunities: Research Funding & Awards Bulletin Board

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Curated list of biomedical funding opportunities, with emphasis on early career researchers, pilot research, and foundation sponsors. Check back often.

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Significance - NIH style

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Make sure your significance section is significant

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5 Things That Help Me Write

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

In this article, I reflect on what helps me write. From finding the right setting to writing exercises to organise my thoughts.

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Mapping the Path for a K or R Submission

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If you'll be submitting a grant in June, now is the time to start preparations.  Pacing yourself is key to a successful grant submission that doesn't leave you wrung out.

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What the F? Deciding When to Submit an NRSA Fellowship

Melissa Krasnove

The easy answer to "When should I submit an NRSA fellowship?" is “now". But what factors need to be considered when deciding the best time?

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Making Writing More Memorable and Persuasive 

Eric Sentell, PhD

Schema theory can help you achieve compelling, influential memorability in your grant proposals, scholarly articles, and other writing. 

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More Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Wrote My K

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Three more K awardees share the advice they wish they'd received before preparing career development awards.

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Sell Your Specific Aims Using the PASTOR Method

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Can I hear an amen? Write great "copy" using the PASTOR method.

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How to Make an ESI Extension Request for Childbirth/Adoption

Rachel Bonami, PhD

NIH recognizes the impossible tap dance of being both new parent and scientist and offers help.

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Will They Stay or Will They Go?: Figures in NIH Grant Abstracts

Ashley Hood, PhD

The February 2020 grant submission cycle threw everyone for a loop.

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