Accuracy, Clarity and Eloquence in Grants (ACE-in-Grants) provides intensive guidance for budding clinician-scientists working towards NMRC grant submission. Through the provision of critiques, suggestions and corrections by the Anchor Mentor and workshop panel mentors, the quality of the grant applications is significantly enhanced. Intensive coaching is also provided by Anchor Mentor for post-grant submission work, including preparations for rebuttals (for CSA) and interview presentations (for TA) as well as re-work on proposals for resubmission, if needed.
Clinician-scientists receive mentoring in developing their study proposals:
- Refine study aims and improve the accuracy and clarity in description of aims and hypotheses and the writing of the Specific aims pages
- Refine choices of study design when needed
- Improve coherence and the flow of contents in grant proposals, to facilitate reading and eloquently impress assessors
The Programme consists of 3 components (i) Research Idea Development (ii) Specific Aims (iii) Panel Discussion & Critique, which will take place about 5 months before every NMRC grant cycle.