Morgan at the The Scientist's Naturally Selected blog has some tips for successful grant applications. Getting a grant funded is probably one of the most challenging things for researchers, Morgan says, and the struggle will persist throughout one's career, for several reasons. For one thing, the research environment is more competitive than ever, Morgan says, and the new NIH grant format means researchers have to learn to write short, but still exciting, proposals.

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