Blogger Dr. O at Academic Aspirations says that grant-writing takes time. Lots of it. "I know of no senior professor that writes a big grant in less than a month, and junior profs, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates need increasingly more time and help to construct a fundable proposal," she writes. In detailing her own experience, the blogger says that a grant she began last July saw a significant metamorphosis by October, when she submitted it. Grant-writing, Dr.