R2G2: Spark Your Reader’s Enthusiasm!
February 21, 2018; 3-4:30 PM
Clear writing can make the difference between a funded grant and one that just misses, or between an accepted manuscript and perplexed reviewers. Fortunately, effective writing is a skill that can be cultivated by following some straightforward rules.
Join us for this R2G2 seminar that explores strategies to make your technical writing accessible, compelling, and uncluttered. Jon-Michael Knapp (Stanford Neuro, ’11) will cover tips and advice to bring clarity to your writing. Topics covered will include:
• considerations for empathizing with your reader
• strategies to get started or increase your writing output
• tips for structuring your presentation to engage the reader
• recommendations on language and style to elevate your prose
Jon-Michael Knapp received his PhD from Stanford Neuro in 2011. Being something of a scientific nomad, he has ranged from neuroscience to developmental biology to molecular genetics. Jon-Michael has worked with members of the Stanford community and with numerous science & technology startups as a scientific writing consulting, advising or writing diverse proposals in computational neuroscience, novel implantable cardiac devices, and innovative technologies to measure cancer-predictive biomarkers.
R2G2 is a bi-monthly seminar series specially designed for junior faculty across both Stanford School of Engineering and School of Medicine. These sessions will cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks. R2G2 will also provide unique networking opportunities, enabling cross faculty collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships. R2G2 will ensure that junior faculty have all the tools and strategies to lead them to grant success and on to independent research careers.
Jointly sponsored by Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and School of Engineering Research Administration.