In this video I do a module by module course walk-through, showing you what you will learn in each part of the course.
(Note: In the video I mention the regular tuition, see "Registration and Tuition" for your launch-only tuition reduction)
We start with getting Clarity on your proposal, including why clarity is lost and often difficult to recapture.
Module 1 introduces the Grant Story Pivot - a Step by Step tool to identify the "core" of your Grant Proposal Story, around which the rest of your proposal will be organized.
Often, problems with writing/story construction stem from a deeper lack of real clarity about how your science fits into your community. Surprisingly, most people learn an “ad hoc” approach to this in graduate school, leaving them frequently without a means of repeatably arriving at all-important clarity on their research.
In this module you will learn the PARLEZ approach to getting deep clarity on your research and how it fits with your field.
The Research Strategy is the critical center of any research proposal. In this module, you will learn the structure of a compelling Research Strategy that works for all proposal types (including non-NIH). We will cover how all the parts and pieces fit together - building an outline easily from your Specific Aims.
Many writers struggle with this part, leaving it too short, too confusing, and without lasting impact. In this module, you will learn how to connect with your reviewer's desires, to generate enthusiasm and leave a lasting (positive) impression.
The Innovation Section has received a lot of attention recently, but what is it the NIH (and other funders) are really looking for here?
In this module, you will learn the simple, no hassle way to convey the innovation of your research.
Module 6 is all about how to meet these relatively new NIH requirements without headaches.
This might seem like an "easy" section to write, but the way most people write this section can lead to the common problem of reviewers overlooking key facets. In Module 7, you will learn what to do instead. We will cover how to build strong desire for the aims you propose to do - while also maintaining trust that you and your team “know what you’re doing” (rather than killing it, as so often happens).
What about all those other sections of your proposal: Biosketches, Budgets, Data sharing plan, Multi-PI Plan, etc?
Module 8 addresses how to make sure your other sections fit with and strengthen your Grant Story, including:
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An Example Library, walking you through what worked and what did not in each of the examples (R01’s, R21, R35, DoD, etc)
Exercises and worksheets to help you implement the material as you go through the modules. Use again and again for every proposal you work on.
Listen to the lessons via audio - in the car, at the bench, or anywhere else! Downloadable audio to take and go.
We break the longer modules into 20-30 minute max pieces, making the lessons much more “bite-sized”. You can do one short lesson and its corresponding worksheet part each day, to fit into a busy schedule.
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So thank you again. You may use my example that even from a “bad” stubborn student you can make quite successful grant writer.
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If others claim specific numbers or funding rates for their classes or consulting, be wary. Such numbers are not at all meaningful unless obtained in a carefully controlled study performing a long-term comparison of students without intervention versus those with intervention. Further, the results depend on the student's effort as much or more than the teacher's. Having an instructor "guarantee" a certain level of success for their students would be impossible.
What we can say is that we've had a lot of feedback from those who've used the methods we've taught successfully, not only for grants but for other kinds of communications (like manuscripts) as well.
The main lessons of the course total about 10 hours. With your ongoing (minimum two years) access, you can take your time, and review as often as you want. However, to be realistic, understand that the real time involved is in your iterative application of these principles to your live grant proposals, and that is likely to be a substantial investment of time. However, that is unlikely to be more than you'd already invest in writing and submitting proposals via trial-and-error.
Yes, there is! Verified students and postdocs receive a 40% discount on the regular tuition of $570, bringing it to $342. You can also use a payment plan, bringing that to only $57/month for 6 months. This is a small investment that will pay off on a career-long basis. Email us your verification to receive the discount link.
Yes, there is! Grant Dynamo 3 Level 1 students can get an add-on of Grant Dynamo 3 Level 2 for $470 Tuition. Email us for your special discount link.
Note: No class, no matter how well-constructed, is a substitute for your own hard work as a student. If you do not invest your time on an ongoing basis in developing these crucial skills, you absolutely will not get any useful results by enrolling in the class, or via any other means we are aware of.
While we do our best to represent your potential results accurately, understand that your results ultimately depend on your effort more than they do any other factor - including our teaching and materials. The class materials are provided solely as a guide to focus those efforts, and reduce the cycle of time-wasting that so many researchers experience when it comes to grant proposal writing. There is no other claim about your results being represented here, except that as with all of life, the more effort you put in, the more you will get out - and that having an experienced guide such as this class can generally facilitate a more efficient journey.