It's not your science that's the problem, it's your writing
No doubt about it, getting research funding is hard. It takes a combination of good science, credibility, and clear writing to convince reviewers your work should be funded. Most investigators think their grants are clearly written. Why? Because they read the grant from the perspective of someone who is an expert in their work, in other words, themselves. To get funded, you need to write for your audience, the reviewer. That's where I can help.
I am an active scientist, current NIH reviewer, and official word geek. In my 20+ year career as an academic transplant surgeon and scientist, I have been funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the NIH, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. As a current NIH reviewer, I know what reviewers are looking for. With my background in both medicine and basic science, I can help with either end of the spectrum.
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What others are saying
And all this science, I don't understand, it's just my job five days a week.
- Elton John
She blinded me with science.
Hark, listen here; I've been locked in this laboratory fifteen years.
In me the scientist, always stuck on, always trying this. I try to live on science alone.
-The Dandy Warhols
how to work with me
Contact me for a free 15 minute discussion to see if we'd be a good fit.
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writing for fun
Good writing requires practice, just like any other skill. I suggest writing for fun to build your writing skills. Check out Just for Fun to read my "other" writing, or just to procrastinate a bit!