Monday, April 23, 2018

YSP career tips for success 6. Applying to grants and publishing

Grants season can be a really difficult career point to navigate, especially as this repetitive and time consuming process can often have disheartening results. In this weeks Young Stroke Professional career tips we look at applying for grants and publishing papers, this time with Rufus Olusola Akinyemi who is the Senior Research Fellow at the Neuroscience and Ageing Research Unit, at the 
Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan,  and is a Consultant Neurologist at the Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

6. Applying to grants and publishing papers

Applying for Grants

    Be part of a winning team and make meaningful contributions 

            -    Contribute specific sections to grant applications in preparation
            -    Help with the internal review process, including proof reading

    Study successful applications

    Within the team, find your own unique space and gradually develop it as you get involved with projects

    Establish a profile and grow in it. Growth is a process that requires time and persistent effort.

    Build grantmanship portfolio one-step-at-a-time and grow thereby  (R21, K43, RO1, U54)

Publishing Papers

    Identify a productive author who is willing to invest time and energy in your personal development

    Start small and grow. Publishing papers is a journey. Take one step at a time.

    Contribute in a timely manner to group writing efforts.

    Take initiatives and ask for support/partnership.

    Teamwork helps your rapid growth as you benefit and learn from the expertise of others

    Write, write, write…. The more you publish, the more you want to publish and the better you become paper by paper.    

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