So, how do you ensure your proposal is in the top fifth of applications? Clearly there are many factors: a compelling question, excellent, innovative experimental design, proposing to use the latest and most appropriate technology, and outstanding preliminary data that demonstrates your ability to complete the work proposed.
But how you write that proposal is one often overlooked component of a successful application. Among our grant editors, we’ve seen time and again good proposals that received less favorable priority scores simply because errors in language and phrasing gave the impression that the investigator was careless or had not taken the application process seriously enough.
So, give yourself the Clarity in Science advantage. We will not only provide a thorough edit of language and phrasing, but we will also comment on the science itself: experimental design, logic and flow, preliminary data quality and presentation, and even feasibility. These points will appear as comments attached to the file using MS Word’s “comment” function. And, of course, all proposals will be handled with the utmost confidentiality, and no one with a conflict of interest will ever see your proposal from us.