An important addition to my earlier post on writing grant applications: there is a series of articles on science funding in Science Careers. The author is someone going — quite appropriately 🙂 — by the name of Grant Doctor.
As usual (cf. e.g. this discussion), this advice should be taken cum grano salis.
More related advice can be found in the other posts on this blog. I especially recommend the talk You and Your Research by Richard Hamming, and the advice from Terence Tao, James D. Watson, and Steven Weinberg. See also advice from E. W. Dijkstra and J.H. Conway
Ten Simple Rules for
- Graduate Students
- Selecting a Postdoctoral Position (correction is here)
- Getting Grants
- Getting Published
- Good Poster Presentation
- Making Good Oral Presentations
- Successful Collaboration
- Doing Your Best Research According to Hamming (click here for the original advice from Richard Hamming)
- Organizing a Scientific Meeting
- Aspiring Scientists in a Low-Income Country
- Combining Teaching and Research (Update: April 2009)
This is a series of four articles at Inside Higher Ed by David E. Drew and Paul Gray:
These authors have also recently published a book on the subject but I haven’t got it yet.
However, I’ve just found a presentation which appears to be a nice summary of the book (important note: the link in this paragraph works even though Snapshots says it doesn’t!).
Here are several helpful links I found:
- John Wilkins: Writing the First Proposal
- Simon Peyton Jones and Alan Bundy: Writing a good grant proposal
- Ian H. Witten, updated by Janice I. Glasgow: How to get (and keep) an NSERC research grant (some parts are specific for Canada but the article contains plenty of good general advice)
- How Your Grant Proposal Compares — an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education (new!)
Update: I just found a nice post on the subject by Daniel Lemire.