What is a researcher's motivation for writing a grant application? DrugMonkey thinks that the motivations can be put into three categories: "grants of obligation, grants of necessity, and grants of desire." Grants of obligation are written when you have to satisfy an obligation to someone else, like a group project or support for a research conference, DrugMonkey says.

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