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  1. 1. 12/11/2013 1 R-Grants|A Tactical Approach. 1 Ground Truths • Writing well is an essential skill. TO EXCITE g • Grantsmanship can be learned. 2
  2. 2. 12/11/2013 2 Strategy and Tactics • Strategy = Overall game plan on how to meet your goals. TO EXCITE gy g p y g • Tactics = Maneuvers you make during proposal writing in r e response to contextual conditions. 3 Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu Strategy • Understand the review/funding landscape. • D l “h h ” h h TO EXCITE • Develop “high-impact” research questions that intrigue. • Find best-fit funding sources. • Develop allies (Program officers, scientific collaborators and local faculty mentors). 4 y • Emphasize transdisciplinarity. • Don’t rush to submit proposals.
  3. 3. 12/11/2013 3 Tactics • Plan the gathering of needed data and write manuscripts. • Be aware of grant submission deadlines (Feb 5, June 5, Oct 5) TO EXCITE g • Target a Study Section and research the reviewer panel. • Understand the review and scoring criteria. • Write to excite! • F th “S ifi Ai ” 5 • Focus on the “Specific Aims” page. • Don’t neglect your biosketch/personal statement. • Follow the rules.