Elements of Grant Writing
- Investigators seeking grant funding
What is it?
- A guide containing tips, tools, and resources for the grant application process
Why use it?
- Improve grantsmanship
- Manage your grant writing project
- Increase your chances of submitting grants with a high likelihood of funding
Grant funding is necessary for a successful career in research. The Elements of Grant Writing was created by grant writing experts to provide the Harvard research community an easy-to-navigate resource of tips and tools to improve grantsmanship. The website is helpful for anyone seeking funding from federal, foundation, or industry sources. Using the Elements of Grant Writing will increase an investigator's chances of submitting a fundable grant application.
Why Use Elements of Grant Writing?
Who is using the Elements of Grant Writing?
Grant Review and Support Program
GRASP is an opportunity for junior investigators to gain the skills, tools, and guidance they need to successfully make the K-to-R Transition.
"This website is absolutely essential for the young investigators preparing to meet the daunting challenge of funding their independent research programs. It is particularly important for individuals embarking on the K-to-R transition in NIH funding. It is packed with incredibly useful, practical information specifically designed to help young investigators to plan effectively, develop winning strategies and avoid common mistakes."Jeffrey Saffitz, MD, PhD, Chief, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
"As I'm entering the 3rd year of my K23 grant, I'm becoming increasingly aware of the need to plan my first R01 application. Through detailed timelines and work plans, the Elements of Grant Writing website lays out the steps with amazing clarity and detail. Thanks to the website and the Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP), I'm confident that I will have the time, skills, and organization to successfully plan, write, and submit my first R01 application on the inflammatory and non-inflammatory components of pain in rheumatic diseases."Yvonne Lee, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, GRASP Participant
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"The Elements of Grant Writing is an excellent, innovative website that will be helpful for both junior and senior researchers throughout the Harvard system. The site provides specific tools, templates, and checklists to help keep researchers on schedule in planning and writing grants, provides writing tips, and presents samples of funded and unfunded grants. The website is quite innovative in bringing together all of this information in an easily accessible and useful format."Shelly Greenfield, MD, PhD, McLean Hospital, GRASP Advisor