How many grants should you write at a time?

How many grants should you write at a time? The odds of getting a grant are not high. Should you work on more grants to increase your chances, despite the time and energy costs?

Feb 01, 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

What's your problem?

Help funders prioritize you by naming your problem clearly. Boil your problem down into one line.

Nov 30, 2023

Getting Started with Grant Writing

Quick start guides for grant writing matter. Just getting started is a huge hurdle.

Nov 09, 2023

7 Tips for Writing Better, Faster

How do you write better, faster?

Oct 26, 2023

Post-Award Requirements

What can you expect after you get a grant? Explaining post-award requirements.

Sep 28, 2023

Part II: Top Grant Writing Tips from Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar

Welcome back to Part II of my interview with Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montana.

Aug 31, 2023

Part I: An Interview with Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar

I’m delighted to share an interview with Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar.

Aug 17, 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

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

Why Your Voice Matters

Your voice matters. A few types of voices control academia.

Jan 26, 2023

Will reviewers get why your work matters?

Will reviewers get why your work matters? Here's how to help reviewers...

Jan 19, 2023

Generate Your Next Grant Idea

You need a great idea to write a fundable grant. But it’s not always clear how to develop great ideas. Where do you start? What makes for a good idea? What’s fundable?

Dec 15, 2022

Boost Your Grant Writing Skills

Fast track your progress by learning strategies from people who’ve gone before you.

Jun 02, 2022

Be Consistent

Here’s a simple strategy for standing out in grant writing: be consistent. Consistency is a cornerstone of good storytelling.

May 12, 2022

What Are the Stakes?

You may be making a key mistake in your grants: failing to explain the stakes. You need stakes if you want reviewers to champion your work.

Apr 11, 2022

Why Your Frame Matters

You may be introducing misleading frames in your grant. This is one of the fastest ways to annoy reviewers and keep them from loving your work. Here's how to avoid this problem.

Feb 07, 2022

Finding the Right Grant Opportunities

Here’s a secret about grant opportunities. It’s not enough to find opportunities. You need to find the RIGHT opportunities.

Dec 06, 2021

Why You Need to Talk to a Program Officer

In grant writing, one of the most important things you can do to move the needle on your success is talk to a program officer.

Oct 14, 2021

You Need a Grant Sample (or Two)

Grants are often shrouded in secrecy. Many scholars go through graduate school without ever seeing a funded grant. Let's change this culture. It's hard to write something you've never seen.

Sep 09, 2021