Recently a bunch of folks in the biological sciences have started sharing their grant proposals openly. Their reasons for doing so are varied (see the links next to their names below), but part of the common justification is a general interest in opening up science so that all stages of the process can benefit from better interaction and communication, and part of it is to provide examples for younger scientists writing grants. To help accomplish both of these goals I'm going to do what Titus Brown suggested and compile a list of all of the available open proposals in the biological sciences (if you're looking for math proposals they have a list too). Given the limited number of proposals available at the moment I'm just going to maintain the list here, sorted alphabetically by PI. Another way to find proposals is to look at the 'grant' and 'proposal' tags on figshare, where several of us have been posting proposals. If you know of more proposals, decide to post some yourself, or have corrections to proposal in the list, just let me know in the comments and I'll keep the list updated. Enjoy!I've added a couple of my proposals in a comment, although the comment hasn't shown up yet, and they don't appear in the list. Until they do, here are links to them on Figshare
- Evolutionary radiations in South African Proteaceae (NSF DEB 0716622) - This is the proposal that funded all of the work I've published on Protea to date.1
- Dimensions of Biodiversity: Parallel Evolutionary radiations in Protea and Pelargonium in the Greater Cape Floristic Region (NSF DEB 1046238) - This is the Dimensions project that I've written about (and tweeted about) over the last couple of years.
1I.e., the papers for which Jane, Rachel, and others collected all of the data while I kibbitzed from the sidelines and ran a few statistical analyses.