References & Resources for “Getting Into In-House Research Grants Editing”

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Did you enjoy this webinar? If so, you may also enjoy my 12-part course, “Editing Academic Research Grants in Canada.”

In the order in which they are mentioned, here are the references & resources for this webinar:

My column for University Affairs, “Ask Dr. Editor,” has lots of advice on writing effective grant applications. I also created as a free resource to help people to compare the writing patterns that underlie two different texts.

I share line graphs in Part 1 of this webinar that come from the Canadian Association for Neuroscience’s excellent page, “Science funding in Canada – Statistics.”

I shared screenshots from a number of news stories:

The Harvard Business Review article about informational interviewing that I like is called “How to Get the Most out of an Informational Interview.” If you want to do an informational interview with me, please feel free to sign up for a virtual coffee (scroll down to find the calendar).

I mentioned a free webinar that I delivered in 2020 titled “Edit Your Résumé for In-House Work.”

I suggested that newbies join CARA and also maybe the new Editors Canada + EFA joint academic editing chapter. On Nov 4th, I’ll be hosting the first meeting of the chapter’s academic editing book club! We’ll be discussing Helen Sword’s Stylish Academic Writing. RSVP here to get the Zoom URL.

In the final part of my webinar, I recommended developing your own reading list, in which I suggested a couple of my own previous columns for “Ask Dr. Editor,” as well as two books. You can find the full list of books that I recommend for folks interested in pursuing academic research grants editing online. I made that list on, an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops. These are affiliate links and, if you make a purchase through, I will receive a small commission. These are all books that I own; definitely check out your local library to see if you can borrow the book, but, head’s up, if you like these as much as I do, you may end up needing to purchase your own copy!

I suggested that you read some examples of grants through Open Grants.

I suggested that you consider taking a course, and showed screenshots from Columbia’s NIH Grant Writing Boot Camp and Udemy’s “A guided approach to research grant proposal writing.” I have not taken either of those two courses, so please use due diligence when considering paying for a course.

I also recommended my own course, “Editing Academic Research Grants in Canada.”

If you’re interested in acquiring experience through volunteering, consider AuthorAID, which connects scholars in the Global South to volunteers in the Global North. If you choose to volunteer, remember that other peoples’ careers are not your laboratory, it’s not a place to go to experiment, and it wouldn’t be ethical to volunteer as a grant editor if you haven’t already pursued some professional development in editing academic research grants. You should also be transparent about your level of experience.

Coming up from me:

21 Oct 2022: “Introduction to Academic Research Grants”

4 Nov 2022: EFA/Editors Canada joint academic editing book club: RSVP here; get the book.

10 Feb 2023: One-day antihustle business retreat with Editors BC (join The Shortlist to learn when RSVPs open)

Finally, if you’re interested in hearing from other in-house research grants facilitators and editors, please check out my series of posts, “Getting into In-House Grants Editing in Canada: Getting Hired, Managing the Demands, and Reaping the Rewards”

  • Part 1: Getting Started in In-House Grants Editing in Canada
  • Part 2: What Do In-House Grants Editors Do?
  • Part 3: What Prepared You for In-House Grants Editing
  • Part 4: In-House Grants Editing: Challenges, Rewards & Recommendations

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