Science Funding is a grants consultancy for early-career science faculty. We help you to improve your success rate on grants and funding proposals with interactive workshops, training, and individual counseling services.
Grants to fund your science
Your ability to support your research and to teach through research participation has never been more important than in today's competitive academic environment.
Success in winning external funding is a critical part of academic and industrial hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions. Yet most academic settings provide little guidance in the skills that you need to write powerful, winning grant proposals.
Science Funding offers coaching, guidance, and interactive workshops that will put you and your colleagues on the road to success in winning grants for teaching and research in college and university science.
What Science Funding offers
We offer a selection of services, flexible in nature, to meet your unique needs. Visit our Services page to learn more about our workshops and counseling services to help you, your staff, or your students toward success in the grants process.
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We specialize in fast-paced, interactive full-day or half-day workshops that lead groups of science faculty through the basics of the "Grants World".
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Get the individual help you need from an experienced mentor to improve your success rate. One-on-one coaching may be done in conjunction with a workshop on your campus, or separately by telephone or e-mail.
We help to improve your grant award performance by:
Who is Science Funding?
Thomas R. Blackburn is the president of Science Funding and a principal of Grants Consultancy of Washington DC. Dr. Blackburn left a successful career in undergraduate science teaching to serve as Program Officer for a major national science funder.
Now Dr. Blackburn can help you achieve success in science funding with insights gained from his professional experience proposal writing and grants management.
Since 2002, Dr. Blackburn has been a consultant to college and university science faculty who want to improve their grants skills. Do you want to know more about how we can help you? Read the background and experience of Thomas R. Blackburn, consultant and author, review our services or contact us today for a personalized response to your needs.
Getting Science Grants, published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2003
Getting Science Grants is a lively and readable distillation of good practice and professional insight in writing competitive, compelling grant proposals to attract funding for your research, department, and your students. Visit our Book page or read reviews, order this popular book online, or view a PDF file brochure on Getting Science Grants.
Start improving your grant proposal success rate today with this interesting and helpful material; a must read for anyone involved in the grant proposal process.
Top Tips to help you improve your science grant proposals
The difference between a funded proposal and an also-ran is often a simple matter of attention to detail. These tips will help keep your grant proposal out of the "slush pile" of great ideas sabotaged by poor presentation.
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