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The Four “C”s of Grant Writing

An effective grant application will be clear, concise, comprehensive, and compelling. These four “C”s may help you focus the drafting and revision process for any application. Clear Aim to describe your research project so that it is intelligible to an...

Multiple Documents, One Story

The multiple documents that comprise an award application should tell a single story. Since funder awards normally require some combination of a previous research statement, a biographical essay, and a research proposal, you will want to make sure that all of your...

Broader Impacts in a Nutshell

The National Science Foundation funds basic science research at the early graduate, dissertation, and postdoctoral stages. The NSF uses two criteria for evaluating funding applications: intellectual merit and broader impacts. In this blog post, I will explain ways in...