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March 7th, 2016

Limited Submissions Due in March and April

Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in March and April. 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 or shorter, …read more

February 2nd, 2016

Proposal Writing Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

Proposals often require specialized language, providing a special challenge for non-native English speakers even though they may be very proficient in English. Because grammatical errors and awkward phrasing can distract reviewers from the content of the proposal, PIs should make every effort to avoid these mistakes. Below are a few mistakes that are commonly made by PIs whose native language is not English.

September 22nd, 2015

Limited Submissions: Upcoming Deadlines

This fall, we have several popular limited submission deadlines, including the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI). To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent to Beth Keithly or Alexandra Ferraris by the Letter of Intent (LOI) (internal deadline). The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be …read more

September 8th, 2015

Why are Budget Justifications Important?

Budget justifications are like recipes – if it’s your recipe, you know it by heart and don’t need instructions to make it – but if your friend would like to prepare it, they need to know all of the details. Like your friend trying to make the recipe, reviewers need those details in order to …read more

September 1st, 2015

Balancing Details in Your Grant Proposal

“The devil,” the expression goes, “is in the details.” When writing a grant, that is especially true because details in a grant proposal show that you have thought about your project, which is what the reviewers want. However, when you only have a few pages and a lot of ground to cover, getting too detailed, …read more