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Does your application clearly highlight the novelty of your ideas?
Is the balance high-risk/high-gain adequate for this funding call?
Is the description of work accessible for a non-expert panel?
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“Thank you, this is extremely helpful. I will revise and expand accordingly.” - R.H., professor, Saudi Arabia.
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Effective and impactful writing is one of the fundamental aspect of life-science research. The ability to convey complex ideas in a concise manne will make a huge difference when the time comes to choose between projects of equal excellence.

A professional reviewer of grant applications in the field of life sciences, I offer an in-depth evaluation to improve their chances of success. This assessment includes a comprehensive analysis of the scientific content, identification of logical fallacies, statistical errors, or unconvincing arguments, and provision of practical suggestions to address these issues.

My expertise in this field enables me to improve the impact of grant applications by enhancing the clarity, prominence, and accessibility of their message(s). This revision process involves restructuring the documents, reducing word count, and refining sentence structures. Furthermore, I provide suggestions for redrawing figures to effectively communicate research findings.

My services also extend to proofreading and improving the language of grant applications. This includes identifying and correcting grammatical errors, reorganizing sentence structures, and selecting appropriate vocabulary to strengthen the overall quality of the writing.

Previous projects included grant applications submitted to the AXA Research Fund, the British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the British Medical Research Council (MRC), the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the European Research Council (ERC), the EU 7th framework programme (FP7), Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI), the Israel Cancer Research Fund, the Israeli Science Foundation, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), KAUST's Office of Sponsored Research, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and the Wellcome Trust.

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