Bespoke Tailoring: Why You Want to Work with a Writer/Editor

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Hiring a medical editor is like having a bespoke tailor. No one cares what I’m wearing, but I want my work to step-out completely dressed for success.

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

The Edge for Scholars

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

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NFL Combine and NIH Study Section

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

What does the NFL Combine have in common with NIH study section? They're the gateway to the Pros. Bring your A-game.

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Don’t Let Your Research Questions Go Out Without PICOTS

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Specification of PICOTS is the minimum outerwear required to prevent your research question from being caught in a downpour of questions.

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Don't Crash on Approach

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Getting the approach section of your grant fine-tuned is crucial. You must land your science smoothly.

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Keeping Your Eye on the R01 Ball

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Staying focused on R01 timing is the main game for K awardees.

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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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Managing a Budget as a New Investigator

Rebecca Helton, MA

Got your R and the realities of budget management sinking in? Want to prepare yourself financially to get to that R? Three newly independent investigators at Vanderbilt shared their wisdom …

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Staying on My Good Side

Cranky Reviewer

Don’t be the person study section remembers for prior gaffes. Even if only some members are put off by a concern it can hurt your grant score.

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The Joke's on You

The Edge for Scholars

What makes a funny joke?  What makes a strong grant application?  Sometimes, the same things. In the video below, Jerry Seinfeld describes his joke-writing process and takes the viewer through …

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