Competitive Grant Schemes
The article below is worth reading as some of us will apply for the University research grant funds which may soon be advertised, according to latest VC's email. It was written by Morgan Giddings, who helps scientists get more grants and avoid rejection (visit http://grantdynamo.com) and is also an associate professor focused on systems biology at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
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So the basic question you must be able to address in any grant proposal is “who are you to be trusted with the money? Will you really further the mission of the agency?” If there is no trust that you can do what you say you will do, then there is no reason for the agency to give you the money. Read more at Naturally Selected