Why should this work be funded?
Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:14 PM
I need a bit of help.
I'm filling out fellowship application forms, and i'm stuck with their filler question:
"Provide reasons why XXXX should accept this grant application. Provide justification why this proposal is not funded, or is not expected to be funded, through current XXXX research initiatives. Failure to address this requirement can result in your application being excluded from further consideration."
Because it's novel, because it will cure breast cancer, because it will save researchers in the future loads of money... i don't know what they want to hear. it's not funded, and not expted to be funded because no one asked before? i don't know.
Any help will be appreciated.
Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:31 PM
genius does what it must
i do what i get paid to do
Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:03 PM
"The applied project will be the first adressing question xxxx which will help to understand yyyy which subsequently can lead to zzzz"
Second part of the questions seems for me to avoid double-funding, so state that it is not funded elsewhere. If there are more funding agencies around funding this kind of research maybe they want a short sentence why you choose this funding agency for handing in your proposal????
Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:52 AM
how many more times could they ask if i was deserving of the money? well, eight times .
urrgghhh. what research are you doing?.. not really interested in that. we want to know if you like the colour pink.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:00 AM
ps: its the same everywhere, the less money they are giving you the longer the documents to fill in
Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:02 PM
Where you can say something along the lines of "This research does not fall under the scope of the research initiatives in document ABC from funding body HNRNP, therefore it is unlikely to be funded by body HNRNP at this time".
If your funding bodies (e.g. NHMRC) are anything like ours, they will love you for going and reading (and referencing in your proposal) the documents regarding what the government has said about your field of research and the initiatives they are proposing. Links and sometimes the actual documents can often be found on the funding agency websites, buried under several layers of pages.