Research administrators are often called upon to provide direct assistance to researchers in writing their proposals, as many academics, even those with substantial publications, can struggle with the stylistic differences required for competitive grant proposals. This workshop will focus on the role of the grants specialist as editor and writing coach. Basic principles of good grant writing will be covered, starting with the phrasing of a compelling research theme to the actual construction of the proposal itself. Major differences between traditional “academic prose” and persuasive grant writing are highlighted. Common pitfalls that can lead to early rejection of good ideas are reviewed, matched with practical strategies for stronger writing. Special attention will be paid to the perspectives of grant reviewers and how to write in ways that will meet their expectations. Topics include:
– Twelve common pitfalls in proposal writing and how to avoid them;
– Two critical steps that will double the chances for success
– Constructing a “sales pitch” for the proposal
– Simple keys to a more powerful writing style
– Visualization: Using illustrations for persuasive effect
This session runs over two parrall sessions, please also see 608.
Please be aware that this session is now fully booked.
|Level:||Operational / Administration|
|Time:||14:00 - 15:15|
|Date:||8th Jun 2016|
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