Honeybee researcher overcame a dreadful review to win a prestigious Marsden Fund grant
- Concentrate on making a coherent narrative that will be of interest to most people
- Having preliminary data helps, especially if you are proposing something unusual
- Get lots of feedback but don’t let too many suggestions overwhelm your idea
- A bad review isn’t the end of the story if you can answer any concerns with confidence
The Marsden Fund needs no introduction for New Zealand researchers. The prestigious investigator-led grants are a benchmark of research excellence, and competition is intense.