Three (Grant) Peeves in a Pod: Formatting

Cranky Reviewer

Ever since the holy trinity important things have come in threes—listen up. Every study section I have been in for years includes the complaint that certain grant authors: 1.) Cheat …

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Finding Signals in the Noise: Todd Edwards

Rebecca Helton, MA

Discovering meaning in a massive amount of random-seeming data is nothing new to Todd Edwards, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist.  His career has made meaning out of many disparate parts, beginning …

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TB Research on World TB Day: Yuri van der Heijden

Rebecca Helton, MA

In honor of World Tuberculosis Day, Dr. Yuri van der Heijden talks about his TB research and offers advice to those working toward career development awards.

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Curl Up With Your Grant This Winter

Rebecca Helton, MA

Write more persuasive grants that earn better scores. Starts October 25, 2021.

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Rock Talk: FY13 by the Numbers

Rebecca Helton, MA

Application success rates, as I blogged about in December, declined in 2013 to a historic low. In fact, most of the numbers you are going to see throughout the Data Book …

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Healthcare Communication Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Edge for Scholars

The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare wants YOU, for values of you who include those with an interest in developing a career in health communication research or education. Current …

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Not that Kind of Career Development Award: Tales of Writing the K99/R00

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: The K99/R00 is weird.

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Conveying Institutional Support

The Edge for Scholars

Grant reviewers want to invest in success. When applying for a career development award, you must convey the support of your institution.

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Working Backwards: Digna Velez Edwards

Rebecca Helton, MA

Digna Velez Edwards, PhD, can’t remember never doing science. Whether through research initiatives or attending science programs as a child, she always sought to feed her love of nature …

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Three (Grant) Peeves in a Pod: Check Yourself

Cranky Reviewer

Reviewers review. We will notice. These fresh mistakes straight from study section: 1.) Please agree with yourself. If the abstract says n = 110, the aims say 100, the statistical section says 110, and the …

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