8 Reasons I Accepted Your Article

The Edge for Scholars

It helps if your reviewer wishes they'd written that paper.

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“Modifying the Current Flow from Negative to Positive (Data!)”

Britney Lizama, B.S.

Scientists are experts at asking questions, analyzing, and critiquing. We are also taught that while there are rules and facts in biology, exceptions to rules exist – in fact, we expect …

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Tools for Team Manuscript Preparation When the Data are In Hand

Liana Bruce, PhD

Here’s a map to get your best work out the door efficiently. It’s never too soon to plan the journey to a completed manuscript.

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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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Who Are You Really Talking To?

The Edge for Scholars

According to Morgan Giddings, creator of popular grant-writing resources and courses, you misunderstand the level at which you need to appeal to reviewers at study section.  While you may think …

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Get Writing and Recapture Your Free Time with How to Write a Lot

Rebecca Helton, MA

Do you find your grant-writing intruding on time you’d rather spend with your family?  Did revisions to that last journal article ruin your vacation?  Then this book might be …

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Write Like a Boss: Five Minutes to Better Science Writing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

If your writing is starting to look a little frayed around the edges and lacking that enthusiastic zing you had when you first got to the keyboard, its time for …

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So You Want to Be On An Editorial Board? Some Protips for That.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A mere month ago, I was a humble researcher with an amazingly cool lab. But this month, things are different. I’ve been named a Reviewing Editor at a society …

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Buckle Your Seatbelts, Motherf*$%ers...This is How You Start a Grant

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Fighty Squirrel’s ninja-in-training Amy Palubinsky sent me this fabulous bit of prose she found on the interwebs. I absolutely believe all specific aims pages should be at least this …

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