Medical Writing Careers in medical writing Grant writing and editing

Volume 28, Issue 1 - Careers in medical writing

Grant writing and editing


Grant writing and editing is a medical writing subspecialty of growing importance. This article describes the roles available for medical writers who specialise in grant proposals. It also offers seven grant-writing tips. Finally, the article provides links to information about key European funding agencies.

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