A Better Letter

The Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog has some words of wisdom on those all-important letters of intent for the NIH Grand Opportunity grants, due April 27. Most importantly: "Please note the request for a lot more detail than is typical in an LOI. In fact, they essentially want most of the proposal, including its budget," according to the blogger.

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