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Nanoscale movements of cellulose microfibrils in primary cell walls ($)

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Cell walls are complex mixtures of cellulose microfibrils, proteins and other materials. Their mechanical properties can be measured and modeled, but it is not always simple to translate these measurements to changes at the molecular level. Zhang et al. used atomic force microscopy to provide an unprecedented…

Clickable Spreadsheet for Life Science Education Resources to Help Professionals, Educators & Students

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PSALSE resource inventory 2015 The Professional Societies Alliance for Life Science Education (PSALSE) offers an inventory that distills how PSALSE affiliates organize their program categories and activities. The spreadsheet provides specific links (URLS or emails, where available) for more information…

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants

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At the present time, US funding is frequently below 10% for a given grant program. Today, more than ever, we need all the help we can get in writing successful grant proposals. We hope you find these rules useful in reaching your research career goals. View resource

Beginnings – How to write your first grant proposal

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Preparation of a successful grant proposal generally requires the ability to communicate effectively with two entirely different audiences.  You want to come across as knowledgeable to the reviewers who are experts in your area, but you also need to be understandable to those members of the review committee…

Writing a Winning Proposal (by Karen Kreeger)

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Young, aspiring researchers often have to learn the hard way when it comes to writing a killer grant application. But a range of European initiatives aims to give them a helping hand. Karen Kreeger reports in NatureJobs. View resource

National Science Foundation Proposal Guide

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Unless specified in an NSF program solicitation, proposals submitted to NSF must be submitted electronically via use of either the NSF FastLane System or Grants.gov. Further information on each system is provided below. View resource

Write a research proposal

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Some tips for writing a successful grant proposal from Vitae. View resource

Research funding: 10 tips for writing a successful application

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Securing funding through grant proposals can be a long and difficult process. Experts share their advice on how to help your applications succeed. View resource

Advice on applying to funding schemes

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The following article was written for Research Fortnight by Dr Claire McNulty, Director Science and Research at the British Council, and provides advice on applying to funding schemes with particular relevance to the current call for workshop proposals under Researcher Links. The article first appeared…

General Tips on Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal & Preparing a Budget

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A federal grant is an award of financial assistance from a federal agency to a recipient to carry out a public purpose of support authorized by Federal law. Grants are subject to statutory, regulatory, and policy-based requirements, depending on the particular program. Federal agencies, including the…