How to Master the Art of Proposal Writing
Writing an effective grant proposal is one of the most important skills in ensuring a successful career in academia. The problem is, we are rarely given the appropriate writing training to craft clear and persuasive proposals that will ensure securing that grant or fellowship award. Additionally, it is hard to predict what reviewers expect writers to emphasize in their proposals. Do they expect emphasis on the research, the broader impacts, or the professional development of the researcher?
The following article, written by Crustal Botham and Tanya Evans in the Career Column of Nature outlines key concepts that young academics should be honing in on when drafting up a fellowship proposals. Surprisingly the major advice that they present, is that rather than focusing on the research you want to get funded, you should put greater emphasis on your overall career goals and training. Check out the article to learn more about crafting that award-winning fellowship proposal.