Grant Writing & Preparation
The achievement of external research funding remains the most important metric for evaluating tenure-track faculty members.
Due to this fact, and a hypercompetitive environment for research resources, investigators must spend more and more time preparing funding proposals.
Grant Applications Take Time That You Don’t Have
The recent Time Allocation Workload Knowledge Study (“TAWKS”) by John Ziker of Boise State University, found that faculty generally spend over 40 percent of their time preparing lectures, 17 percent in meetings, 12 percent on instruction, 11 percent on course administration, with respondents reporting only 3 percent of their work-days spent on research, with 2 percent allotted for the preparation of manuscripts/grant applications.
While this study used an admittedly small sample size (60), and did not include summer work done by nine-month-appointed faculty, the study does provide some insight into the increasing demands of academic faculty service.
We Put More Hours Into Your Day
Bioscience Advising is uniquely positioned to relieve at least a portion of this burden from the shoulders of academic scholars.
Designed specifically for those in the bioscience and medical research fields, our editing, proofreading, and grant preparation and consulting services ensure that you submit the best possible version of your research every time. While we’re worrying about grammar and formatting, you can get on with the teaching and research that you love.
Outsource Your Grant Preparation To Us
With consideration of the above, one possible solution could be outsourcing research grant preparation and editing to Bioscience Advising.
Dr. Curt Balch has over 20 years of experience in the biomedical and health-research disciplines. His past work included both direct laboratory research as well as the compilation of biomedical research for publication.
We believe this expertise makes Biomedical Advising a fiscally prudent and productive means of getting journal manuscripts, research funding applications, book chapters, and abstracts “out the door” so that you can start reaping the benefits of your hard work.
Your Research Is In Safe HandsWe understand how important it is to be able to trust your editor and proofreader. Your work is your life. To that end, Bioscience Advising works intimately with clients, holds strict confidentiality via a internationally enforceable non-disclosure agreement, and offers a full money-back guarantee.A Variety of Editing & Consulting Packages To Meet Your Needs
In addition to full manuscript preparation/editing, we offer a wide range of services, including
- Basic grant editing (grammar, spelling, etc.)
- Extensive review of grant applications for scientific content, logic, and clarity
- Preparation of full-fledged grant proposals
Bioscience Advising possesses long-held experience in reviewing and preparing specific types of funding applications, including:
- National Institutes of Health (NIH, R01, R03, R21, and U01 award mechanisms) National Science Foundation (NSF)
- EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)
- Rapid Response Research (RAPID) award mechanisms, etc.)
- Phase I and II SBIR/STTR proposals (multiple agencies)
- Various private/philanthropic organizations (American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Society, etc.)
Our Grant Preparation & Editing Process:
Grant applications preparation begins by providing us with data figures, and (preferably) an outline.
After review of these preliminary materials, we prefer to converse with the investigator, if not in-person, via telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts audio/video, etc. We strongly believe this is the best means for “getting on the same page” as the investigator, regarding specific strategies and methods for presenting the background material, specific aims, while consistently ensuring the research approach strongly adheres to address the overall hypothesis(es).
Based on these conversations, and prior to preparation of the entire proposal, an abstract and specific aims page will be provided for customer review. Upon approval, we will begin grant application preparation.
Following completion of the entire bioscientific grant application, one additional round of editing/revision is allowed prior to the customer’s submission. Also, under certain circumstances, we can submit the application (directly to the agency) for the client.
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
It is our goal, regardless of which level of service you choose, to deliver “reader-friendly” verbal/visual presentation and a concise, logical, and “well-flowing” narrative, to achieve the greatest likelihood of retaining the reviewer’s interest, endeavoring to generate enthusiasm for the proposed work.
Best of all, we offer a full money-back guarantee.