Did You Know?
This section is built from weekly emails to Faculty, starting March, 2019
Grant Reviewers Are People Too
Yes, rule 6 of the Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants:Remember, Reviewers Are People, Too:
"Typically, reviewers will have a large number of grants to review in a short period. They will easily lose concentration and miss key points of your proposal if these are buried in an overly lengthy or difficult-to-read document. Also, more than likely, not all the reviewers will be experts in your discipline. It is a skill to capture the interest of experts and non-experts alike. Develop that skill. Unlike a paper, a grant provides more opportunity to apply literary skills. Historical perspectives, human interest, and humor can all be used judiciously in grants to good effect. Use formatting tricks (without disobeying rule 4), for example, underlining, bolding, etc., and restate your key points as appropriate. Each section can start with a summary of the key points..."
Did you know - the date where Memorial University will require documentation of consent is July 1, 2019. On July 1, all new applications for grants, all new contracts, all grant renewals (if applicable), and all grant accounts set ups (for newly awarded grants) will require documentation of consent to proceed. If you have already submitted a grant or contract before July 1 and it has been awarded and an account is already set up, Memorial will not require retroactive documentation. However, if that grants must be renewed or an account still has to be established on or after July 1, you will have to provide evidence of consent.
From the Research Whisperer:
“Researchers at all stages of their careers are now developing their own networks and scholarly spaces online that articulate with their overall professional practice. They do this by using a blend of tools such as websites, social media streams, blogs, and other applications.
In themselves, these tools do not radically change what an academic normally does. What they enable these days is the establishment and amplification of an empowered, self-managed academic profile.
This, coupled with the complementary and increasingly comprehensive online presence of scholarly associations, publishers, and events, means that anyone aiming for a well-rounded academic profile needs to pay attention to what they're doing in the digital space.”
Take this brief Digital Academic Module to learn more.