We’re pleased to reblog this Strategic Grantsmanship post by Kelly Byram . It is the fourth in a four-part series of posts about the new NIH biosketch format, which is required for grant applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 were posted over the last few weeks. A bonus post on explaining gaps in the biosketch will be published in two weeks.
Colored pencil photo by Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons (public domain).
I think this will be my last post about the NIH biosketch form for a while. It’s dry stuff, even for the topic of grants. It’s hard to blog about grants, mostly because there is so much understandable anxiety out there around the topic of grants and research funding. In my in-person training sessions and consulting, I lighten the mood with a little dry humor, and usually all of the interaction in the sessions keeps the mood lighter, too. In my blog, however, I do keep the tone more serious overall, mostly because people can be really stressed about funding, and I want this space to be a resource they feel they can trust. That squeezes humor out the door a bit. Even so, dealing with the trauma investigators feel as a result of the new biosketch form has really bummed me out, so I really just need to finish up this…
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