It would be hard not to notice that things are changing in the world of grants. Funding rates are at an all-time low (< 1 in 6 according to NIH data). People are demoralized. I talk to them everyday, and it can be painful at times.
I have some good ideas about why things are changing and what to do about it. Instead of trying to write this up in a (very long) blog post, I’ve decided to put together one of my (in)famous free webinars. The working title is “The state of Grants in 2012, and how to stay afloat” (or perhaps “Morgan’s $23M grant-getting scheme” – that sounds a bit more fun and evil, doesn’t it?)
The last one I did in June 2001, got rave reviews. But I’m going to one-up that one to give you by far my best free training to date. I strongly considered requiring people to sign an NDA (nondisclosure agreement) to keep my secrets secret, but in the end felt that that might scare some people off. So I’m going to try doing this one without requiring it to see how it goes.
If you want to see a person who looks like me (ok, that is me, I admit it!) describing the webinar in a short video, here it is:
If you decide that it’s time to tackle the evil, life-sucking grant demon in 2012, then here’s where you register for the webinar (web-based seminar).