FYI Posts

Tips for Better Self-Editing

July 11, 2017
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There are not a lot of people who enjoy editing their own work. And, because so often, as writers, we are writing against a deadline, we don’t give ourselves enough time to do a complete edit. A complete edit needs time. The longer you can be away from your writing, the more people you can… read more


Know Your Sponsor

June 6, 2017
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My son and a team of fellow elementary students did an experiment for school to see how much the splash pattern grew when you increased the height you dropped a water balloon. They still don’t know the answer to that question because the kids didn’t get the balloons high enough to pop the balloons, let… read more




How to Contact Program Officers

December 13, 2016
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The role of a Program Officer (or Program Manager or Technical Point of Contact, depending on the sponsor) varies a lot between sponsors. For example, while it is extremely difficult to get Department of Defense funding without talking to the Program Officer, it is quite common to get funding from the National Institutes of Health… read more


Nine Questions to A Focused Proposal

November 22, 2016
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On more than one occasion, I have discussed how important it is to address the “who, what, when, where, and why” of your research project when writing a proposal. One way of addressing those issues in a very systematic manner is by using the Heilmeier Catechism. The Heilmeier Catechism (sometimes called The Heilmeier Criteria or… read more


What About the Other Breast?

October 13, 2016
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To join in on Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), Sips of Science has planned a very interesting talk on the topic of contralateral breast cancer – cancer that appears in the healthy breast and the most common secondary cancer found in women with primary breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Our guest speaker… read more


Catastrotunity: Using Rejected Proposals For Good

July 5, 2016
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There are very few things I am willing to guarantee. However, if you submit grant proposals, you will get rejected. It is going to happen. I guarantee it. When it happens, it is going to be upsetting. Because you have spent a lot of time putting together a grant proposal for a project that is… read more


NIH Announces Changes to Their Grant Application Rules

June 7, 2016
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released their new grant application policies and instructions for due dates on or after May 25, 2016. The changes focus on the following areas: Rigor and transparency in research grant applications (including small business and complex research grant applications) – NOT-OD-16-011 and NOT-OD-16-012… read more


Limited Submissions Due this Summer

May 17, 2016
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Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in late May into early August. To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent (LOI) to Beth Keithly by the internal deadline. The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be a one page document (it may be a bit longer… read more