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Strategies for Successful Grant Proposals

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  • Editor, Writer, and Statistical Consultant; Scientific Advisor, ScienceDocs
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      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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