Great lens to use on your own grants

Aug 26 2016 Published by under Grant Review, NIH, NIH Careerism

If your NIH grant proposal reads like this, it is not going to do well.

9 responses so far

  • Mikka says:

    The title of my next grant is "OMG CRISPRz!!"

  • Luminiferous Aether says:

    That reads just like my significance statement.

  • The Other Dave says:

    That's how scientists sound to everyone else.

    And how one study section sounds to every other study section.

  • zb says:

    "If your NIH grant proposal reads like this, it is not going to do well."

    That explains a lot. Not complaining -- that's not a very good argument for someone who's working in the real mines or fighting fires or the emergency room to have to pay for a 50 year old's fun.

  • neurosomething says:

    "But my rocks are the best rocks, and I look at rocks in the best way, way better than everyone else does."

  • qaz says:

    I wish the grants I got to review read like this. It would be so much more fun than the dry "We propose to study rock type X because rock type X has some vague similarity to disease Y."

  • Emaderton3 says:

    "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got . . ."

    I found this hilarious since I sometimes struggle to explain what I do to those outside of the science area. In fact, I have hung it on my office door!

  • Yizmo Gizmo says:

    "My rocks are the best rocks."

    I used to know a crack dealer in Inglewood who made the same claim.

  • EPJ says:

    A very strange correlation to the description of an improvised physical therapy situation with a quite positive outcome.

Leave a Reply