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Vol. 7, No. 4, 2007
Issue release date: September 2007
Section title: Editorial
Pancreatology 2007;7:307–310
(DOI:10.1159/000106761)

Academic Skills: A Concise Guide to Grant Writing

Urrutia R.
Gastroenterology Research Unit, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn., USA
email Corresponding Author

Abstract

We are pleased to offer another brief article for our series on Academic Skills. This series aims at providing short, concrete, and practical tips on how to conduct and improve your life in academia. Whether beginner or fully trained investigator, we share the same challenges in succeeding in our professions, challenges which schooling never prepared us for. Perhaps grant writing, the subject of this article, is the most mysterious, fear-provoking and misunderstood type of skill needed in our careers. In fact, for these reasons, some people have never dared adventure into grant writing. Yet, this activity is not only essential for running our research but also for other numerous purposes including training people, buying equipment, getting a job, and being granted tenure. The tips provided here are widely applicable if you are interested in writing a grant, regardless of your country of origin. Therefore, it is my hope that these tips increase your chances of success in grantmanship along with the satisfaction that may come from achieving all the goals that these funding aids make possible.

© 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel and IAP

Abstract of Editorial

References

  1. Lomberk G: Funding opportunities. Pancreatology 2005;5:8–9.

    External Resources

  

Author Contacts

Raul Urrutia, MD
Gastroenterology Research Unit
Saint Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine
2-445 Alfred Building, Rochester, MN 55905 (USA)
Tel. +1 507 284 7500, Fax +1 507 255 6918, E-Mail urrutia.raul@mayo.edu

  

Article Information

Published online: August 6, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 1

  

Publication Details

Pancreatology

Vol. 7, No. 4, Year 2007 (Cover Date: September 2007)

Journal Editor: Urrutia, R. (Rochester, Minn.)
ISSN: 1424–3903 (print), 1424–3911 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PAN


Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer

Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher or, in the case of photocopying, direct payment of a specified fee to the Copyright Clearance Center.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in goverment regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

Abstract

We are pleased to offer another brief article for our series on Academic Skills. This series aims at providing short, concrete, and practical tips on how to conduct and improve your life in academia. Whether beginner or fully trained investigator, we share the same challenges in succeeding in our professions, challenges which schooling never prepared us for. Perhaps grant writing, the subject of this article, is the most mysterious, fear-provoking and misunderstood type of skill needed in our careers. In fact, for these reasons, some people have never dared adventure into grant writing. Yet, this activity is not only essential for running our research but also for other numerous purposes including training people, buying equipment, getting a job, and being granted tenure. The tips provided here are widely applicable if you are interested in writing a grant, regardless of your country of origin. Therefore, it is my hope that these tips increase your chances of success in grantmanship along with the satisfaction that may come from achieving all the goals that these funding aids make possible.

© 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel and IAP


  

Author Contacts

Raul Urrutia, MD
Gastroenterology Research Unit
Saint Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine
2-445 Alfred Building, Rochester, MN 55905 (USA)
Tel. +1 507 284 7500, Fax +1 507 255 6918, E-Mail urrutia.raul@mayo.edu

  

Article Information

Published online: August 6, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 1

  

Publication Details

Pancreatology

Vol. 7, No. 4, Year 2007 (Cover Date: September 2007)

Journal Editor: Urrutia, R. (Rochester, Minn.)
ISSN: 1424–3903 (print), 1424–3911 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PAN


Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Editorial

Published online: 8/6/2007
Issue release date: September 2007

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1424-3903 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-3911 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PAN


Copyright / Drug Dosage

Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher or, in the case of photocopying, direct payment of a specified fee to the Copyright Clearance Center.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in goverment regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

References

  1. Lomberk G: Funding opportunities. Pancreatology 2005;5:8–9.

    External Resources