Resources for Writing
The Specific Aims page is the “5 Paragraph Essay” of scientific grant writing. A well-structured Aims page makes it easy for a reviewer to quickly assimilate the details of your proposal and understand why it needs to be funded.
Some resources for crafting an Aims page and writing a grant:
- Writing an R01 Aims page – An excellent article by physioprof in the grantsmanship section of the drugmonkey blog. (Local copy: Writing an R01 Aims page)
- The 13-point Aims page – A distillation of 13 key points that should be made in every Specific Aims page. This is a comment from ‘beaker’ made in reference to the above article on writing an Aims page.
- Grant Organization (short Aims version) – A description of how to organize an R01 (or similar) grant. This was adapted from Stephen W. Russell and David C. Morrison’s book The Grant application writer’s workbook (2009). (Local copy: Grant organization)