How we differ
The principles of grant writing can be taught in many ways, from a 90-minute seminar with a bullet point directing you to “Write clearly”, to a full-day lecture including grant mechanisms and budgets. Our open source approach focuses on the fundamentals—the why beneath the how—while also providing concrete and actionable tools that can impact both the proposal and the person. In our seminars, we use a combination "in-classroom flipped classroom", audience participation, and other engagement techniques Writing a winning grant application requires more than clear organization and word-smithing on the page. It requires that the applicant is ready to go, will be seen as the right person, and has both the right idea and the plan for executing it.
Leadership skills are rarely taught to research faculty, and often the language of the business world doesn’t translate easily for scientists and scholars. We base our coaching work on proven methods, adapted for the academic research environment. We can support faculty as they start their careers or are ready to grow into leading larger teams.
By combining research development and grant writing skills, we can also offer a sustained Comprehensive Initiation program for both cohorts of individual faculty members and large, multi-investigator projects.
Networks of Experts
No individual has all of the skills needed or experience with every agency. For specific projects, we bring in experts with strong backgrounds and skills to provide the best service we can to help you succeed.