Are you an early-career health researcher working on a big grant in the next few months

(but you feel like you haven’t got a clue)?


Learn how to write a clearer, more persuasive grant application when you sign up for this FREE...


Grant Writing Fundamentals Workshop


With Sarah Dobson, Research Grant Consultant

Brought to you by Edge for Scholars


Next session begins July 8, 2024



Get Your Next Research Grant In Competitive Shape In 12 Weeks

This 12-week online training program will demystify the grant writing process and show you how to write your most competitive research proposal—ever.
Learn the strategic moves that will help you transform your research grant into a powerful competitor, with 6 video tutorials and weekly guidance delivered straight to your inbox.
Video tutorials and guidance by Sarah Dobson, a research grant consultant who’s helped PIs bring in more than $40 Million in research funding in fiercely competitive environments like NIH and CIHR.

Sarah makes you do the work, not the reviewer


“So often, the really important information is buried deep in the grant because we don't really know what we're doing, on some level, and it comes out in the grant. 

Sarah makes you really think through what you want to do. She makes you do the work, not the reviewer. 

Sarah’s training offers a clear, focused approach, and she provides a framework to help you do what you need to do to get the reviewers interested in your project.”


- PhD, Vanderbilt University

This training is for you if...

  • You’re an early career researcher who’d love to have expert insight into how to write a competitive grant
  • You’re thinking about writing a new application for the next grant cycle (NIH, CIHR or other health research funding agency)
  • You’re slogging through a resubmission but unsure of what needs to change
  • You know that grantsmanship skills are critical to the long-term success of your independent research career, but you don't know how to implement them
  • You can’t seem to figure out why your grant applications aren’t scoring well enough—so you need some help figuring out how to make your grant clearer and more persuasive

If you want a successful research career, writing great grants is not optional—it’s essential

This is a rare chance to get a high-level grant writing training for FREE. You'll get access to 6 core grant writing trainings and 12 weeks of support inside this free online workshop. 
This program is designed to teach you the fundamentals of writing a research grant that’s clear, compelling and competitive. 
If you’re frustrated with grant writing,  if you haven’t seen the scores of the results you want, then sign up for this free Grant Writing Workshop and learn how to take your grant-writing skills to the next level—for life. The lessons and techniques you’ll learn can be applied to any health research funding agency.
Register now to get early access to the prep materials so you can get started right away. 

Answers to Questions We Know You May Have:

What's Included In The Program...


Creating Your Grant Writing Strategy

In this lesson you'll learn:

  • The type of prep work you should do to make your grant more competitive
  • How to use the call for applications to your advantage when writing your grant

Planning Your Grant Writing Schedule

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • How to break down your grant writing into chunks to combat overwhelm
  • How to plan your writing time to align with your energy/cognitive capacity
  • Why scheduling is just as important as planning

Making Your Grant More Appealing and Competitive

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • Three key grant writing principles that will improve every grant you write for the rest of your career
  • What you’re really trying to accomplish when you write a grant
  • How to make your proposal more appealing to reviewers

Making Your Grant More Memorable and Exciting

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • How (and why) to strategically frame your research
  • The Problem, Gap, Hook, Solution framework
  • Where to apply PGHS in your proposal

Under the Hood of a Health Research Grant Application

 In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • The key components of most health research grant applications
  • Your implicit and explicit arguments in each section
  • A framework for identifying and addressing weaknesses in your proposal

Getting Good Feedback

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • The types of feedback you should get on your application
  • How to ask for feedback that will be useful to you
  • How to use (or not use) the feedback you get

Meet Your Instructor: Sarah Dobson, Research Grant Consultant


I help early-career health researchers transform their grants from “meh” to memorable through my self-paced online courses, group programs and Strategic Grant Reviews. 
Since 2018, my team and I have helped PIs secure over $40 Million in research funding, with a success rate well above the NIH average.
And over the course of this 12-week online Grant Writing Fundamentals Workshop, you’ll have a chance to learn the basics of how to write a grant that generates enthusiasm and excitement for your research. 
More than 2500 researchers from around the world have taken this incredibly popular training since 2019. Plenty of them got grants submitted...and funded! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hone your grant writing skills—with my expert support. 


See you inside!