PABIO 590C, Spring
Grantsmanship

Critiques

The critique should start with a brief summary of the proposal and its strengths and weaknesses (one paragraph). For revised proposals, comment on how the applicant responded to the critique. 

If some parts of the background or significance are unclear, or should be further developed, point this out in specific terms. 

Approach: You then should discuss the experiments, aim by aim (in most cases you will only have one aim fully fleshed out to critique, but you can raise concerns about other aims), outlining key concerns or indicating whether the experiments are feasible.  Indicate whether preliminary data supporting the aims are reasonable, or whether other preliminary data are needed. 

Innovation:  address only if you want to point out some innovative aspects

Investigator and environment--omit these sections