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3-stage rocket representing the 3 objectives of funding applications for high-risk schemes

11 – The 2 ‘Ds’ of objectives for high-risk fun...

For applications to high-risk funding schemes, research objectives should follow a different logical progression from traditional schemes: Objective 1 should be ‘Doable’ and at least another objective ‘Dreamable’.

11 – The 2 ‘Ds’ of objectives for high-risk funding schemes

For applications to high-risk funding schemes, research objectives should follow a different logical progression from traditional schemes: Objective 1 should be ‘Doable’ and at least another objective ‘Dreamable’.

9 – Follow the 3 ‘Ds’ for crystal-clear research objectives

9 – Follow the 3 ‘Ds’ for crystal-clear researc...

Grant applications often get rejected because their research objectives don't follow the logical progression that funding panels and reviewers unconsciously expect: Objectives 1, 2, 3 should be ‘Done’, ‘Doable’, ‘Dreamable’.

9 – Follow the 3 ‘Ds’ for crystal-clear research objectives

Grant applications often get rejected because their research objectives don't follow the logical progression that funding panels and reviewers unconsciously expect: Objectives 1, 2, 3 should be ‘Done’, ‘Doable’, ‘Dreamable’.

Archer taking aim at a target

7 – In grant applications, state your hypothesi...

Most researchers state a scientific aim that's too generic. Your aim should include your hypothesis, your readouts and your a priori, i.e. which direction you think the effect you study will...

7 – In grant applications, state your hypothesis and your a priori

Most researchers state a scientific aim that's too generic. Your aim should include your hypothesis, your readouts and your a priori, i.e. which direction you think the effect you study will...

Money flowing from a jar

3. Write crystal-clear grant applications thank...

Most grant applications fail because their central ideas are not clear enough. Panel members are not experts in your field, and only take 20 minutes to read your proposal. How...

3. Write crystal-clear grant applications thanks to Maeda's simplification algorithm

Most grant applications fail because their central ideas are not clear enough. Panel members are not experts in your field, and only take 20 minutes to read your proposal. How...

Gun

2. Design a concise Introduction by following ‘...

A second principle exposed by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov will be very useful for the introduction of your articles, proposals, and talks: everything in the introduction  must serve a purpose. Let...

2. Design a concise Introduction by following ‘Chekhov’s gun’

A second principle exposed by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov will be very useful for the introduction of your articles, proposals, and talks: everything in the introduction  must serve a purpose. Let...

Write clearly for non-experts

1. An algorithm for simplifying your papers, pr...

Being simple is hard. Yet there's a simple, universal procedure to reach simplicity: 1) remove the obvious; 2) remove the meaningless; 3) replace with the meaningful. It has been first exposed by...

1. An algorithm for simplifying your papers, proposals, talks, figures, CV...

Being simple is hard. Yet there's a simple, universal procedure to reach simplicity: 1) remove the obvious; 2) remove the meaningless; 3) replace with the meaningful. It has been first exposed by...