Are you an academic editing superhero?
If you enjoy supporting academics by editing high-stakes documents that are on the cutting edge of research, then you may enjoy delving into editing academic research grants.
Sorry, academics, this course isn't for you! It's specifically for academic editors who want to support researchers at Canadian institutions as they apply for research funding.
What Topics are Covered?
- Partnerships and the Sharing of Knowledge
- Knowledge Sharing in Grant Applications
- Key Terms in Knowledge Sharing
- Making a Knowledge Mobilization Plan
- Thinking about Knowledge Mobilization and Partnerships
- Working With Community and Industry Partners
- Partnering with Indigenous Communities
- 1. Centre Indigenous Voice in Research Design
- 2. Relationship and Trust in Collaborations
- 3. Compensation and Budgetary Considerations
- 4. Indigenous Cultural Property and Publication
- Summary: Partnerships and the Sharing of Knowledge
- Quiz: Know Your Partnerships
- Other Common Modules
- What's Left to Do on the Application?
- Abstracts: Their Function in Peer Review
- Abstracts: Editing Them Well
- Lay Summaries: Their Function in Peer Review
- Lay Summaries: Editing Them Well
- Bios and CCVs: Their Function in Peer Review
- Bios and CCVs: Editing Them Well
- Summary: Other Common Components
- Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding
- Working on Graduate and Postdoctoral Applications
- Canada Graduate Scholarships
- The CGS Proposal
- Research Question, Context, and Objectives
- Academic Background and Suitability of Institution
- Postdoctoral Applications
- Recurring Open Competitions
- Recurring Competitions Hosted by an Institution or Centre
- One-Time Competition (Often Sponsored by a Faculty Grant)
- Summary: Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding
Lessons Targeted to Editors in Canada
You'll learn about the funders and the competitions that your clients will be most interested in, from Tri-Agency and NIH to provincial and not-for-profit funders. Forget conventional US-centric grant advice: this course is focused specifically on editing for researchers at Canadian institutions.
Meet Your Instructor
Letitia Henville, PhD, is an award-winning instructor and freelance academic editor. She has experience working in-house as a grants editor, reviewing arts & culture grants for the Vancouver Foundation, and success in editing ~$4M of research funding proposals.
She's also the author of the academic writing advice column Ask Dr. Editor, published monthly in University Affairs. Letitia has taught academic editing and writing for Editors Canada, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Letitia's work can be found at letitiahenville.com.
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