Strategies for Successful Grant Proposals

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  • Editor, Writer, Scientific Advisor, and Statistical Consultant
    Biography
      Devon Brewer has 25 years of experience in writing successful grant proposals in the health sciences. He has been principal investigator on several grants and a key contributor to many others. Brewer has written funded proposals or reviewed proposals for NIH, NSF, CDC, HRSA, MRC (UK), private foundations, and other agencies. As a scientific advisor and writer with ScienceDocs, he helps researchers develop and compose effective proposals and manuscripts.

    Abstract:

    I describe several strategies for writing successful grant proposals.  Each strategy derives from understanding the implications of two basic facts: funders seek to advance their missions through grants, and proposals are offers to sell research projects to funders.  I outline the steps for ensuring proposal content and presentation fit a grant opportunity well.  I also highlight logistic and bureaucratic matters, ways to build skill in developing and writing grant proposals, and sources of feedback and help. 


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