Writing your own grant is an exercise in crisis management. I had a last minute crisis this afternoon, because I had to fill out a form on very short notice. One piece of information I needed for the form was the name of the “authorized official” at Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC). I didn’t even know what an authorized official does. It took a quick google search, but here is the information, in case I need to write another grant.

Anytime you are involved with a grant, there is a lot of paperwork needed in addition to the grant itself. The paperwork varies depending on the agency that is doing the funding, but let’s focus on the grants funded by the U.S. National Institutes for Health.

If you are key personnel, you need to fill out a biographical sketch. You are also required to fill out