Writing Grants and Manuscripts

Writing NIH grants and biomedical manuscripts remains a major challenge for many researchers and clinicians world-wide, and many reputations and careers rest on the ability of scientists to communicate clearly and forcefully.

To be successful, researchers at all levels and fields must master grantsmanship and writing techniques often not available to them. From continued requests by Dartmouth students and faculty, this section was produced as an important resource for staff, students, postdoctoral and physician fellows, and faculty that addresses this challenge.

This resource was written by Christopher Dant, PhD, at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Department of Immunology/Microbiology at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Included are links and files for NIH Grant Writing and Peer-Reviewed Biomedical Manuscripts. Dant's recorded seminars on these topics are also available to watch, and you can also read his recent paper on effective writing skills (PDF).

About Christopher Dant, PhD

Christopher Dant, PhD

Christopher Dant (christopher.dant@dartmouth.edu) is a faculty instructor at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Department of Immunology and Microbiology. His PhD work was concentrated in cellular and molecular biology. Early in his postgraduate career, he apprenticed with a Senior Editor at JAMA, and went on to work as a biomedical writer for life sciences investigators in academia, private industry, and government agencies. Before coming to Dartmouth, Dant was a Projects Director at the Stanford Medical School for grants and manuscripts and served as the Director of Medical Publications at Genentech in California. At Dartmouth, he works with investigators in developing grant proposals and programmatic initiatives, and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing skills.