Grant Writing: Pearls and Lumps of Coal

  • Seward B. Rutkove


First, it is worth remembering that there is a real aspect of luck to the grant application process. A terrific application will get rejected outright since one reviewer has misinterpreted a piece of preliminary data or the grant went to a group of reviewers who are not expert in your area. Inasmuch as things are actually in your control, in this chapter, I review a variety of assorted issues that I may have touched on earlier either simply to reiterate or expound on them in more detail. I’ve itemized them as dos and don’ts, in no particular order of importance.


Preparation Procrastination Familiarity Figures Tables Pilot data Preliminary data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seward B. Rutkove
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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