Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How to write a Specific Aims page

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provides excellent tutorials on writing various aspects of grant proposals.  The Specific Aims section is a key piece of almost all NIH proposal mechanisms.  Unfortunately, it is also a section that often confuses people.  If you can write an excellent Aims page, the rest of the proposal will logically flow from there.  If your Aims are not clear and concise, you will find it more difficult to write the rest of your proposal and reviewers will find it more difficult to read it.  The Draft Specific Aims page from NIAID gives excellent advice on constructing and reviewing your aims.  It also provides a handy proposal planning checklist to help guide you through the process.

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