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Sitting in a grant application writing session and just been told we are going to learn to make "the white sauce" of grant proposals; a 2-3 page simple set-up that can be used in all manner of proposals ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ
#phdchat #ecrchat
First of all never submit a grant that you haven't asked colleagues to comment on. Plus be a mate and give them at least a week to do so and if you need letters of support tell people a month in advance. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“จ
Now to the meat of the proposal: ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅ“
Title - sounds straightforward but this is not a paper, so no long convoluted stuff! Best with a short direct question
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So, my top do's and don'ts for applying for a job in the UK, particularly an academic job, which will help you get an interview. Or: things that have leapt out at me having shortlisted for two jobs recently #ECRchat #phdchat
There's no dark art of shortlisting in the UK. Thanks to a mix of law and HR practice in the UK it has to be a tick-box exercise for transparency and legal accountability down the line. This can be bad, but it is designed to reduce bias in the system and make it rigorous.
So, as a shortlister, you get a set of essential and desirable criteria. You look at the application and judge whether the candidate has these criteria. Usually it's
0 = not met criteria
1= partially met
2 = met
3 = exceeded
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It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek so I thought I'd lay out some personal truths based on my experience of nearly a decade as a PhD student, part-time worker, and academic early career researcher (ECR). Let's talk stress, anxiety and depression. #phdchat #ecrchat #phdlife (thread)
First off the disclaimer: I'm playing life on its easy setting, I'm white, male, a British citizen, cisgendered, roughly middle class. I make no claims to authority on the topics I'm about the talk about, nor that my experiences are exceptional. I am privileged in many ways.
(second disclaimer: I haven't really given this much thought beyond the decision to do it, so there's no guarantee anything here is going to be worth reading, but I think - I hope - it might be useful for someone to get a sense of "it's not just me", which might help)
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Afternoon twitterverse! Letโ€™s talk about AI in Radiology, which is the main focus in my research.
Any talk of AI begs for a definition of AI, and there are as many definitions as there startups that are โ€œAI-enabledโ€.
For our purposes we'll just call anything that performs one of the higher level behaviours associated with animals e.g. learning, planning, problem-solving, creating etc.
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I am peer reviewing at present... (very late for this task, sorry) - as I often do, to break up the action (!) is to offer some 'lessons learnt'
I have a stack of 17 short and small grants to review (structured form processing). There are a few stand out 'wins' for good proposals...
Discuss how your grant is going to be value for money - often with a nod towards legacy and sustainability after the funding period has ended. But please be reasonable (you need to justify needing the money after all!)
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