Academic Life in Emergency Medicine has recently published 10 Tips on Writing Your First Grant. This guide acknowledges that getting funding has become very competitive, so their ten tips are designed to help you get the edge you need. Overall, the guide emphasizes the importance of “a good project, good mentors, and a grant that is a good fit.”
The “10 Tips on Writing Your First Grant” guide is a great starting point, and the Boston Children’s Hospital Library has many other resources to help you with grant writing. We have just added to our shelves the new book How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded: An Insider’s Guide to Grant Strategy (2014). Also in our collection are Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-by-Step Guide (2011) and Getting Your Clinical Research Funded (2009), along with many more.