iDoGrants by Holly Zink

Academic Writing, Grantsmanship, and Business Strategy

Getting Started

You’ve come to the right blog if you’re interested in learning more about academic research – performing research, managing research, reporting research, and everything in between. iDoGrants is dedicated to developing a culture of collaborative investigation that eliminates traditional definitions and boundaries of research. I am here to help, to inspire, and to promote the joy of research!

Since the iDoGrants started in 2013, Holly R. Zink has written regularly for the blog. For years now, I have worked with topics on how to become a successful research administrator, the wide range of knowledge and skills required for academic research productivity, and proven strategies and practical tips that work. My mission is to inspire academics to pursue research.

There are seven main categories of posts for you to explore at iDoGrants.

Research publications are the bedrock of scientific innovation. A research paper is a piece of academic writing that provides analysis, interpretation, and argument based on in-depth independent research. This newest category of posts is aimed at enhancing your authorship training, boosting participation in scholarly activities, and increasing research administration research outcomes.

Activities that improve personal awareness and identity, develop individual talents and potential, enhance your quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.

Writing a grant proposal is about selling an idea to the funding agency, but also laying the foundation for your research over the lifetime of the grant. Understanding the basic requirements and rules that surround your upcoming grant application submission is vitally important.

Leadership is an artform for serving others by providing them with training, tools, and connections as well as time, energy and emotional intelligence so that they can reach their full potential, both personally and professionally.

Increasing your ability to turn inputs into useful outputs and thus turning you into a mega-productivity-machine. The digital tools, workflows, and productivity habits that drive success and push you across the finish line.

Project Management and project planning tips to ensure that every project, no matter how small, is managed well and accomplishes the tasks and goals it was created to do. From the principal investigator to research administrator—we all use project management techniques in every research agenda.

Tips for the research administrator and research coordinator in providing education, professional development, and the latest information about research management. This includes the changing research landscape around the world, spanning the entire spectrum of research institutions including colleges and universities, research hospitals and institutes, government agencies, non-profit funders of research, and industry.

A rich supply of materials, tips, books, events, videos, and other helpful resources in order to help you function effectively in academic research. These posts are designed to help you build your research track-record, and become a confident scholar and research professional.

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