RE: Resumes with grant experience

Subject: RE: Resumes with grant experience
From: jrondeau <jrondeau -at- OREGON -dot- UOREGON -dot- EDU>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 20:13:42 -0800

You must be looking at/thinking about whole different worlds of TW from mine.
I've lost count of how many positions I've seen that included grant writing as
a desideratum (oops, is that too fancy a word? ;)). Annamaria cheered you on
-- let me give you a hearty second! Not least b/c you so clearly understand
how grants work, why they're important, etc. etc. etc.

>===== Original Message From Nora von Gerichten <wlg -at- pacificcoast -dot- net> =====
>Because of the threads on resumes, I have been reconsidering mine.
>I have done lots of R&D engineering grant writing where the emphasis was on
>writing rather than technology. Grants give pedigree to a project that
>frequently leads to higher quality investors. Is this a good thing to

Yes, yes, and more yes.

>If I include samples of the process (as required in grant applications) in
>my portfolio, and include the award amounts, seems to me it might be a good
>selling point. What say you?

See above.

>My track record with grant applications is excellent. No one has every
>been denied one that I wrote the application for. Grants are often nested,
>so that once one is awarded others become available for larger amounts. I
>have gotten about 15 clients at least one grant, the average is three.
>However, this is a very different kind of writing, as formats, styles, etc.
>are codified by whatever the granter specifies, usually most uncreative,
>and little to no TW involved.

Well then, what DO you call TW?

>Nora von Gerichten

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