• How to Write a Successful Grant Application and Research Paper

    by Alan Batt. Last modified: 28/04/14



    Ardehali H. How to write a successful grant application and research paper. Circ Res. 2014 Apr 11;114(8):1231-4. PMID: 24723655.


    The 2 most challenging tasks that every investigator faces are to secure grants and publish papers. In the current funding environment, preparing an outstanding grant proposal is critical, as even minute deficiencies can potentially lead to rejection. Furthermore, publications in reputable journals are crucial to disseminate research findings and promote career development.

    The purpose of this article is to review some of the key elements that characterize successful grant proposals and scientific papers and to offer advice (based on the authors own experience) that will be helpful to applicants and authors.

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    Alan Batt

    Alan Batt

    Paramedic, educator, researcher
    Alan is a critical care paramedic, paramedic educator and prehospital researcher, currently working around the world as an educator and researcher. He has previously worked and studied across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies, and an MSc in Critical Care. His main interests are in care of the elderly, end-of-life care, patient safety, professionalism (including role and identity), and paramedic education.

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