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Hi there, I hope you're doing well. I assume that there are some tenders that require that the applicants be from the same country of the tender. Is there a way to filter results where only tenders that accept applicants from other countries show up? Please note that our field is e-learning (specifically education enabling by providing content digitization and a technological platform (LMS) in partnership with content creators & sellers).
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Haseeb Javed by remote I mean, that you don't have to be in the country itself
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Is there anyone who would like to help out on a medical research application in exchange for other help in future research? Or knows a service that could be used? Thanks, it is really urgent..
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Hakan
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Several companies are working on medical research writing, and some specialise in specific topics. You can search online for your area. This is an example: https://aidfm-cetera.com/service/medical-writing/.
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Scientific publications are an integral part of the life of any scientist. Taking into account the orientation of modern science towards international, mainly English-language journals, scientists from countries where
(1) English is not the main language and
(2) a different culture of academic writing has been formed, different from the international one,
faced the problem of adaptation.
Could you share some good open academic writing courses in English?
What are other methods of improving academic writing skills?
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I have visited many websites for scholarship position and in almost every position the supervisor mentioned a motivation letter for the position.
Now my question is
Is it necessary for a scholarship position? (Absolutely yes because they have mentioned it but why?)
How we can write a strong motivational letter ( Like we try to link our research with the supervisor)
Can a supervisor decide to intake the student from the motivation letter?
Is it worth greater than a CV or not?
Please guide me on these points
Thanks for Your Precious Time.
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A strong and genuine motivation letter describes your aims, goals, and intentions. CV is just facts about you. If you endow the letter with the necessary elements for the potential supervisor, it will create all necessary conceptual environments for the supervisors to evaluate you. Good luck!
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Please give your inputs regarding how to go about searching for such grants and scholarships.
Thanks in advance
Regards
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List of Travel Grants (International/National) for Indian Students/Researchers
1. DST International Travel Grant (International Travel Support, ITS)
2. EMBO Practical Courses and EMBO Workshops
3. IBRO Travel Grant: International Travel Grants International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO)
4. ICMR Travel Grant: International Travel by Non-ICMR Scientists ICMR
5. Conference, Travel, Exhibition and Popular Lectures (CTEP) Programme
6. Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust Education grant- Travel grants
7. IBM Travel Grant for Resident INDIAN Students and Researchers
8. National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) (DAE)
9. Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS) Travel Grants
10. Inlaks Research Travel Grants
11. Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay Travel Grants
12. The Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties Travel Grants
13. Indian Emblem Indian Council of Social Science Research Travel grant
14. Indian Council for Historical Research
15. The World Academy Of Sciences (TWAS) Research Grants
16. Indian Institute of Metals SJEF travel grants
17. Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Grants
18. Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) (International)
19. Indian Academy of Neurology Travel Grant
You can visit this page for complete detail. List of Travel Grants for Conferences (https://www.saveandtravel.in/travel-grants-for-conferences/). Good luck.
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I have in mind my own case, when the author has neither a scientific degree, nor a scientific supervisor, but there is a scientific material in the form of a
What specific actions can you advise?
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Maybe some publishing houses may do that but you have to have a good plot to your book for them to accept it
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I am planning to apply grants for population survey.. I would like to know is there any standard protocol for grant writing?..kindly guide me
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Other than the excellent resources suggested by Christopher J Graham, it would be good to study the instructions and templates provided by the grant funding agency. In addition, understanding the funding agency's goals and priority research areas could help guide the way that you "pitch" your proposal.
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What is the importance of mycorrhizal research? What are the applications of mycorrhizal research? How can the information gained from studying the evolution of the mycorrhizal symbiosis be used to make the world a better place? Why should grants be given to mycorrhizal research?
I hope that this can start a discussion on the practical aspects of mycorrhizal research. Such a discussion could provide inspiration to mycorrhizal researchers who are writing grant proposals. As someone who has yet to embark on a career in research, I am hoping to find inspiration and advice on grant writing, and since I am particularly interested in studying the mycorrhizal symbiosis, I would like to hear from those who have written successful grant proposals. Essentially, why does mycorrhizal research matter? I am particularly interested in less-than-obvious reasons.
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this link is useful
regards
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While there are many sophisticated plagiarism detection programs worldwide to protect the integrity of research, "Balloon Professors" are very difficult to detect.  They produce high-quality papers, they might serve as members of editorial boards of quality journals, they might have impressive track records BUT THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They survive on their students' work... How can the research community filter Balloon Professors?
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Very good question, indeed.
I share with you the idea that the phenomenon of "Balloon Professors" does exist but there are various cheating schemes in addition to what you mentioned . As expected, the perpetrators will try hard to keep it as a closely guarded secret due to the betrayal nature of their activities. Since they are negatively "smart", an intelligent mechanism ought to be followed to uncover what they have concealed.
I have reiterated this suggestion , at Research Gate, to the international academia circles:
All "full professors" must be subjected to oral & written exams with regard to what they have published. The questions may include general basic topics as well since "ignorance" may be also detected. The exams will be better prepared by external committees.
Since these professors get "fat" salaries, consume university resources, and are presented as " crème de la crème " then they are required to accept these exams in order to separate "truth" from "fiction". The results of the exams will lead to the decision of either letting (X) stay with the high academic title or relegating (Y) to a deserved inferior rank.
As a "retired" scholar, I may be advised to keep quiet but I think that silence is a crime when there is falsehood in academic institutions on global scale.
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I read about the principles of writing proposal and the sections it contains but I would like to read some good examples. So, are there any examples?
Thanks in advance
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You may want to check Keith F. Punch's book entitled Developing Effective Research Proposals published by Sage. The book includes 5 examples of good research proposals in chapter 8. I hope this helps.
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As a beginner in grant writing, my knowledge on funding entities /organisations...etc is limited. Research gate platform offers an excellent opportunity to get valuable information from researchers ,which will make my search a little bit easier than searching through the whole internet.
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Hi Abdelrahman,
Thank you for your reply. I will explore those websites.
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A researcher have to work to afford living, and the work institution does not encourage research that much, but he or she likes research and publishing the work in open access reputable journals, what do you advise?
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I think that you should apply to international funding agencies for support of your research. There are funding agencies that are not affiliated with a specific institution, but work internationally.
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At the time being, we are making a proposal to apply a grant. However, the project is quite broad, which include variety potential of end-products. We have many ideas with the project in the future, thus it was proposed in such way. But, just wonder whether the proposal should be more emphasized in order to make the acceptance chances higher. Thank you for your kind response.
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Hi Hanisah,
There are many factors - but perhaps the most common considerations are:
- An established team - with good leadership from the Chief Investigator who has an established track record in successful grant capture.
- A multi-disciplinary team which spans a number of related disciplines. 
- A team that includes members who are specialists in or can multi-task i.e. project management, IT and technology, method and methodology experts - such as statisticians. 
- A good publication record across all the team.
- Adhering closely to the scope and guidelines of the awarding body.
- A carefully crafted and complete submission that is well structured and thought through  i.e. careful and accurate budgeting etc.
Perhaps the attached chapter, while nursing-focused will assist, as the principles are generic related to applying for grants.
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An interesting opinion piece has just been published in the journal Science arguing that we should retire the letter of reference.
From reading the piece I'm astonished by the amount of reference letters being written within the American academic system.
I'm a member of the committee of academic hiring at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and we never request letters of recommendation, simply because we feel they give us very limited, unbiased information. 
What are your views?
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Interesting, Thank you !
This is absolutely to be considered. In my country, we still take notice of letters of recommendation for academic posts, grants, scholarships, and so on. They are in fact, mandatory. But your view is correct. 
Excess always leads to misbelief !
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Google Grants provides 10000$ per month for NGOs and charities to use on its adwords advertising program.
I've work with Google Grants for other areas like (animal shelters, etc), but I'm interested in knowing any real experience with wildlife conservation programs and its results.
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Dear Miguel,
How to get this grant for NGO? It was interesting.
Thanks
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For example, our institution returns a portion of the indirect costs to the investigator to use for various expenses (unfunded research, additional staff salaries, professional memberships, etc). My institution wants to look at different incentive plans.
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University of Florida, too, automatically returns a portion of indirect costs back to investigators. in addition, some funded retained by the central office are used for internal, competitive seed-funding programs. These programs are invaluable for junior investigator development and team science projects. 
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To all interested parties,
My name is Nelson Karp, MD and I am an HIV/Aids researcher who works on the development of drugs and vaccines for patients.
I have numerous published patents:http://www.endhivtoday.org/united-states.html
We are at a point in our research that funding is required for the USPTO applications and to further both the research and the submission of the patents to potential drug manufacturers.
This is an area in which I have no expertise and am hoping to find some information and/or someone who has experience in this field.
Thank you.
Feel free to contact me anytime 
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Nelson - a somewhat broad question -  but one that can be answered 'in parts' - so you may get quite a few responses in this thread. I would 'start' by suggesting that, despite your lack of experience in grant writing, you are best to consider the nature and scope of your team initially. It may well not be a good idea to put yourself forward as Chief Investigator (CI) or Principle Investigator (PI). Grant proposal reviewers need to assess the ability of the investigators in the research team to undertake the research. Therefore, proposals require some information about the research team (e.g. name, qualifications, employment position) as a minimum. In some instances (e.g. NHMRC grants), a short biography (research track record) and publications list are necessary for each investigator. All authors on the research team should provide intellectual capital to the research project in a 'ranked order'; that is, they must actively participate in the project and contribute to the generation of knowledge. Following some unfortunate episodes of ‘honorary authorship’ to persons in authority who provided no academic input to the research and related publications, there are now guidelines on authorship, sponsorship and accountability, issued by, among others, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (Halperin et al. 2005), and Universities Australia http://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/. These types of resources may well assist in working through the grant process
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PCORI is new in the US as of last year. If you look at their web site (www.pcori.org), they want "patient-centered" and "comparative" research. I'm guiding my colleagues as to research design as we write our grants, but would love it if anyone who has succeeded or failed at getting one of these grants could provide some insight into "what went right" as well as "what went wrong". Thank you!
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The instigators of these Grants seldom have the historical Donabedian understanding of the issue of health care outcome based evaluation.  I unfortunately come from those times and the current understanding of the issues is at best limited. Please see Donabedian's original article on Structure Process Outcome in the 65? APHA Journal
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When asked in research grants about whether a team has the right parts to achieve the stated goals, it makes me wonder how on Earth such a question can be assessed. Not only was Newton alone when he cognised the laws of motion, but he was qualified only in Theology (for that's what physic was, in today's terms). And about the composition of the team? Is it desirable to have someone representing every discipline (and therefore dogma)? For real discovery we need the gaps. An architect has to learn all about neuroscience and a linguist all about psychiatry and sociologist all about endocrinology. Because when these things are learned from the outside, the dogmas don't follow.
Also what's a good chemistry for the team? A team where everyone politely agrees and accepts the other team-member's better experience in their own disciplines, or a team where everything is argued and there are no a priori assumptions? I like the idea of a team where the anthropologist holds the psychiatrist up against the wall and asks, "so what makes Quetiapine work, if it doesn't affect cultural engagement?"
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Ours is a radiologist from the UK circa 1980's.
Basic CQUni VC belief structure
1. ATAR is merely a starting point in a dialogue.
2. "Why would we want to be a university for rich kids from nobby schools.  Anyone can teach them.  They probably teach themselves!"  Now take someone from Bioela in CQ who only ever dreamed of being a fitter and get them through TAFE then a degree and into a job they never dreamed of - that is something to be proud of.
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Can RG be used for generating new ideas and promoting joint research? Any ideas how to make collaboration more attractive should be of interest to most RG members.
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@Giuseppe, it is very good to hear that you and your colleagues are working on grant submissions to Horizon2020. I would say that using RG you will receive some positive responses related to both proposal writing and partner search.
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I want to continue my career in Academia in the field of bioinformatics.
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I am not sure about the exact focus of your question, but for the record, for me it has always been much easier to get money for collaborative research with experimental groups than any purely bioinformatic activities, such as algorithmic work or studying possibilities for new types of analyses, etc. Which also meant some of my best ideas remained unfunded and underdeveloped. This may also depend on the specific funding agency.
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I'm new to grant applications, but it has recently been stressed to me how important nice formatting is for winning them. This surprised me, as when I have reviewed grant applications previously, I have simply considered the science behind the study. Am I naive in focusing on the science rather than the aesthetics?
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Hi Matt. I can assure you that your colleagues are not pulling your leg. Lay-out, formatting, esthetics...are really very important aspects of a good (and successful ;-) application. As you indicate, this may be surprising, and obviously, cosmetics can't substitute good science.
However, you need to put you into the position of the evaluator who usually has to plow through a large amount of applications in a minimal time. As an example, major EU grant applications, literally 100 of pages long, are often evaluated in a matter of a few hours.
So readability is paramount. Less is more in terms of text. Good illustrations (perhaps preliminary data supporting the application), Pert-charts etc. Air! Spacing between paragraphs, good, informative heading structure - all of this makes it easier for a stressed and tired evaluator to read through and even enjoy reading through your application.
Key to a good structure to know the evaluation criteria. These are often available as separate documents, but often over-looked by the applicants because the think this is just something for the evaluators to read. If you e.g. see that your application should be judged on "originality", then make damn sure that you have a sub-heading called "Project originality" where you explain the originality of your proposal. Sometimes this works like putting words in the mouth (or the mind) of the evaluators. While they form their own opinion of the originality, you've made sure that your point of view has come across. If it's a realistic, short and concise comment on the originality, an evaluator may actually use it.
Cheers, Thrandur
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I need to submit a statement about research contribution for consideration in a medical fellowship programme/ award. Please do let me know as to how should I go about it. Is there any format for the same?
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There is usually no prescribed format. (Ask!) Basically you should list your recent research publications, and include a full copy of a relevant paper. If you have supervised any students to completion, give the titles of their theses. Include a one page CV. Very important: include a 4-page research proposal, outlining the research you propose to do or continue. Include with a covering letter or covering E-mail. The committee will evaluate the person, the past, the project prognosis and practicalities and the probabilities.