With tighter budgets, getting funds to carry out your research program is ever more difficult, but Ellen Moran at Bitesize Bio shares a few tidbits on how to increase your chances of grant success. First, she says, research the funding opportunities early in the year and jot down any relevant dates on your calendar so you can plan ahead. Then while writing your grant, she recommends making sure your application fits with and is tailored to the grant program's aims.

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