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Resources for Scientific Grant Writing

Release Date: November 4, 2012
Category: Grant Writing

Grant funding is increasingly competitive, as budgets tighten at federal agencies and private foundations while the number of investigators increases. In this competitive atmosphere, it is important to use every available resource to increase your chances of receiving funding for your proposals. BioScience Writers put together this list of resources* for information on scientific grant writing to help you draft, revise, tailor, and polish your next grant proposal.

General Scientific Grant Writing Advice, Tips, and Checklists

American Heart Association Grants

March of Dimes Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants


Common Mistakes

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Common Mistakes in NIH Applications.

Grants for Innovative Research

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Getting a Grant for Innovative Research.

NIH Pathway to Independence (K99) Award

Vargo-Gogola T. 10 Things I Wish I’d Known before I Wrote My K99.


National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review. Advice to Investigators Submitting Clinical Research Applications.
National Cancer Institute. Quick Guide for Grant Applications.

NIH R01 Research Project Grant

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Ten Steps to a Winning R01 Application.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. How to Write a Research Project Grant Application.
National Institutes of Health. NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01).

NIH R21 Exploratory Research Grant

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Should You Apply for an R21?

NIH Review Groups Information

Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. Integrated Review Groups.

NIH Grants Strategy

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Strategy for NIH Funding.

National Science Foundation Grants

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/SBTT) Grants

BioScience Writers Grant Revision and Consulting

When you are writing and perfecting your next grant, remember that BioScience Writers specializes in preparing, editing, and proofreading grant proposals. Our grant editors have written and reviewed many successful grant proposals, and can effectively present your innovative ideas so that your proposals exceed reviewer expectations. See our scientific grant proposal page or contact us for more information.

Scientific Writing Workshops

If you like our articles, try our workshops! Our articles are based on the material from our scientific writing workshops, which cover these and many other topics more thoroughly, with more examples and discussion.

We offer on-site workshops for your event or organization, and also host workshops that individual participants can attend. Our on-site scientific writing workshops can range from 1-2 hours to several days in length. We can tailor the length to suit your needs, and we can deliver a writing workshop as a stand-alone activity or as part of scheduled meetings.

Our scientific writing workshops consistently receive high praise from participants including graduate students, post-docs, and faculty in diverse fields. Please see our scientific writing workshop page for details.

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