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The Four “C”s of Grant Writing

An effective grant application will be clear, concise, comprehensive, and compelling. These four “C”s may help you focus the drafting and revision process for any application. Clear Aim to describe your research project so that it is intelligible to an … Continue reading

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Working with Feedback (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  Each week we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to … Continue reading

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The Literature Review (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  Each week we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to … Continue reading

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Crafting the Research Question (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  Each week we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships … Continue reading

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Developing Your Research Training Plan

There are several graduate awards that fall into the category of “training fellowship”, with the most popular being the set of the National Institutes of Health’s F31 fellowships. These awards differ from traditional research fellowships in that they are offered to … Continue reading

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Take a Minute to Review Formatting Guidelines

In the summer calm before the major funding deadline season this fall, graduate students everywhere are making decisions on what applications they should write and beginning to outline and draft essays. One seemingly minor component of these essays is the … Continue reading

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The GradFund Mentoring Programs: What they offer and why you want to participate

Are there times when you wish you could join a writing boot camp in order to get on track with your writing projects?  The GradFund Mentoring Programs are our version of a proposal writing boot camp. First offered in 2005, … Continue reading

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The Art of the Abstract

Applications for competitive fellowships and grants often require a research abstract, but condensing big research ideas into a short blurb can be a challenging task. How does one go about writing an effective abstract? Think of the abstract as a … Continue reading

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