Grant-Writing Pearls and Pitfalls: Maximizing Funding Opportunities

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb;154(2):226-32. doi: 10.1177/0194599815620174. Epub 2015 Dec 1.


This invited article reviews the grant process to include the following objectives: (1) to provide an understanding of otolaryngology funding mechanisms in the context of career progression; (2) to outline key components of a well-written grant; (3) to highlight vital members of a successful research team, with emphasis on the mentor-mentee relationship; and (4) to clarify grant scoring with emphasis on common pitfalls to avoid. Current otolaryngology funding mechanisms and up-to-date resources are provided. The review is aimed to assist otolaryngology residents, faculty new to the grant process, as well as experienced researchers striving to improve their grant review scores.

Keywords: CORE; NIH; grant funding; research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / economics*
  • Financing, Organized / methods*
  • Humans
  • Otolaryngology / economics*
  • Writing / standards*