A few months ago, I wrote a little about how to put together a research proposal. At the time, I acknowledged that I was no expert and had a lot still to learn. I still acknowledge this, perhaps now even more so. Winning grants is a pretty big part of how science works in our modern world, and so I forsee my learning on this subject to be ongoing for a long time. If I’m good enough to succeed in my chosen career path, I expect it will be ongoing indefinitely.
This post offers no advice itself. It’s a collection of links to articles written by people far more experienced than myself. Standing on the shoulders of giants, as they say.
- Unsolicited Advice XIII: How to Craft a Well-Argued Proposal
Some excellent advice, courtesy of Julianne Dalcanton, writing for Cosmic Variance.
- Research funding: 10 tips for writing a successful application
A few hints from Claire Shaw, on The Guardian Higher Education Network.
- A tale of three proposals
Guest post on Astrobetter, giving a little experience and inside information on the process.
- Ten tips for writing your research proposal
The internet loves lists, doesn’t it? This one’s from McGill.
- Advice to job-seekers
Courtesy of Jane Rigby at Astrobetter.
- Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
From the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Which links to…
- Bad Proposals Writing Techniques
Kelle Cruz at Astrobetter suggests things not to do.
- Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants
An article by Philip E. Bourne and Leo M. Chalupa, published in PLOS. Also another list of 10…
- Research funding: Making the cut
A news feature from Nature.
- You and Your Research Proposal
Some survival advice from Nick Feamster.
- Learning to Accept Rejection, the Likely Outcome for Most of our Proposals
Jane Rigby at Astrobetter, giving a depressing truth which we must all come to terms with.
This isn’t even all the pages I found, but it seemed like a nice collection of them. Needless to say, I’m not the only person trying to claw my way to the top of this. If you’re reading this, maybe you’re in a similar boat.
Now… I have some more reading to do…