Five tips to write a successful APERF grant application.
Writing a grant application is hard work. It can be quite a stressful and time-consuming task. We prepared five tips to help you write a successful APERF grant application and maximise your chances of being awarded a grant.
Feel free to share these tips with your colleagues and friends. Good luck and we look forward to receiving your grant applications!
- Take the time to carefully read the ‘Guidelines for research grant applicants’ before starting to write your application. It is a requirement to adhere to these guidelines, otherwise your application will not be considered.
- Use the ‘APERF research grant application’ template provided each year. Make sure you adhere to the formatting provided, as your application will not be considered if you fail to do so.
- Put together a strong a team of investigators with the relevant experience and skillsets to help you undertake your project. If you are an inexperienced investigator, make sure that you recruit experienced investigators who can supervise and guide you.
- Please keep in mind applications that aim to study issues that have substantial impact on the podiatry profession and patients are more likely to be successful (as opposed to niche issues with relatively minor impact).
- Think carefully about your budget and ensure that you justify each budget line, so that the Trustees can assess your budgetary requirements. Keep in mind that poorly justified items may not be funded, even though your application might be successful.
Sheree Hurn, Lecturer in Podiatry at QUT School of Clinical Sciences, has been successful in receiving two APERF grants. Sheree kindly agreed to share three pieces of advice to future APERF grant applicants. Make sure to check them out!