How Do You Build a Community?

How do you build a community?

Feb 15, 2024

Dealing with Your Inbox

Emails are stressful. You can spend hours reading and responding, and still drop the ball on important emails. Never fear, I have a solution.

Jan 18, 2024

Apply for Awards

Apply for awards. You may not care about getting recognized for your work. But awards have additional benefits.

Dec 14, 2023

Academic Job Interviews

What questions do you get asked during an academic job interview?

Sep 07, 2023

How Long Does it Take to Get an NIH Grant?

How long does it take to get an NIH grant?

Sep 14, 2023

What kind of help can you ask for?

I’m working on a K. Sometimes it feels awkward to ask mentors for things. What’s typical? For example, should I be drafting the letters of support?

Aug 03, 2023

Fail Big: 100 Rejections

We should all aim for 100 rejections. Rejection is the norm in our line of work. Most people don’t get most things.

Jul 20, 2023

How long is this going to take?

How long does the whole grant process take? Here’s my timeline for my first grant.

Mar 23, 2023

Don't Throw Away Your Shot

There are many “silly” reasons we get passed over for opportunities. Here's how to avoid them.

Mar 09, 2023

What happens if your plans change?

Question from a reader: I’m worried about trying to plan out work that happens in the future.

Feb 23, 2023

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

How’s a graduate student supposed to find grants? This is one of the most common questions I hear about grant writing.

Sep 08, 2022

The Hidden Curriculum of Grant Writing

The hidden curriculum is a barrier to your success. This is especially true in grant writing, where insiders have strategies that make it easier for them and their trainees to secure funding.

Aug 25, 2022

How do you know if you're on the right path?

Writing grants can be lonely. You’re in your own head. You’re making decisions about how to invest your time. How do you know if you’re on the right path?

Aug 11, 2022

Deciding to Pursue a New Grant

As scholars, many of our choices are taken away by terrible job markets and fickle funders. One place to regain control is choosing where to spend your time.

Jul 28, 2022

Is Grant Writing Worth the Trouble?

Learning how to write a grant is hard. Even worse, the chances of your grant being funded are low. Success rates across funders worldwide hover between 10 - 20%. Is all that hard work worth it?

May 23, 2022

What's Your Hourly Rate?

How much should you be paid for one hour of your time? If you’re like most scholars, you probably don’t know. Or, you charge $0 per hour of your time.

Mar 07, 2022

When to Pursue a New Grant

New grant opportunities usually appear when you’re stretched thin. That’s research life. How do you decide if it’s worth pursuing a new grant in the midst of chaos?

Nov 03, 2022

Develop a Grant Success Mindset

How do you find motivation after failure in grant writing? My advice is: develop a grant success mindset.

Jan 11, 2022

How Do You Create A Phenomenal Job Talk?

Today’s topic is job talks. This may seem a little off-topic from grant writing. But job talks and grant writing are two major ways you get people to invest in your ideas.

Nov 04, 2021