So I have it on reasonable authority that the pay line at the NSF/MCB is hovering at around the 10% mark (May, 2013). This is in contrast to their usual pay line, closer to high teens.
In a few areas at NIH, the paylines have dipped to around 6%.
Is it time for NIH and NSF to implement a pre-proposal mechanism (like the DOE already uses)?
When pay lines are so low, it is a big waste of time for everyone involved to ...(read more)
For many of us, the getting of grants is the one thing expected of us in order to get tenured, promoted, and recognized.
Yet this function that is at the very heart of expectations for us, is one for which:
The odds of success are remote. Not quite as remote as being struck by lightning, but almost.
The actual training provided in this vital skill is minimal. We’re expected to be like “concert pianists” in grant writing, and somehow a few occasional seminars ...(read more)
This video was shot at a seminar I gave for my high-end grant writing students last spring. It walks you through the 3 things you MUST HAVE to get your grant funded. Your “Trifecta”.
And if you don’t get these 3 things in order, then you might just end up in the Cycle of Doom. I go over what this is, and how to break out if you find yourself there.
There is a huge misconception that most grant writers have. You may think you’re talking to another rational adult in your grant, but you’re not. You’re actually talking to the “lizard brain.” Misunderstanding this leads to rejections, miscommunications, and frustrations. Check out the video to see why that is and what to do.
If you want more help understanding the layers of the brain, and how to communicate to each one in your grant, register for the Grant Dynamo 2.0 course, ...(read more)
So I froze my buns off to bring a new video to you, and it has some killer content that you need to see if you’re writing grants.
I didn’t want to bring you a plain old boring video. Nope. It would go against my advice for your grants. It would go against what I stand for.
Now I admit. I’ve screwed that up in the past. I’ve on occasion let things go on for too long and be a bit boring. But you ...(read more)