A Very Important Grantsmanship Tip

I’m reviewing an NIH grant, and here’s how a paragraph in the middle of the page ends:

And finally, the

That’s it. While this is very suspenseful, it’s not especially informative. If you’re going to do this, at least make it entertaining, like so:

And finally, the ARRGGGHH!!! [Thud]

While this doesn’t improve the information content, it would amuse the reviewer.

Seriously, always have someone not intimately involved with writing the grant proofread it. You’ll be glad you did.

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3 Responses to A Very Important Grantsmanship Tip

  1. Potnia Theron says:

    Once I had a grant that had right in the middle of the Lit Rev section:
    “… which is the opposite of what that fucking twit Dr. XXX said [remember to replace]”

  2. jw says:

    hopefully Dr. XXX was not you or someone you know/like.

  3. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    cdesign proponentsists

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