“Cover Letters and their Appropriate Use” Podcast Now Available

Ever wonder what you should and shouldn’t put in a grant application cover letter? Dr. Cathleen Cooper, director of the Division of Receipt and Referral in NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, explains just that in the latest addition to our “All About Grants”  podcast series – “Cover Letters and Their Appropriate Use” (MP3, Transcript).

All About Grants podcast episodes are produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process. The podcast features NIH staff members who talk about the ins and outs of NIH funding, and provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. Listen to more episodes via the All About Grants podcast pagethrough iTunes, or by using our RSS feed in your podcast app of choice.

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4 thoughts on ““Cover Letters and their Appropriate Use” Podcast Now Available

  1. Isn’t a cover letter also required for individual NRSA fellowship applications, which lists the names and affiliations of the referees?

    • There are indeed some additional uses of the cover letter for specific types of grants. Always read the application form instructions and the FOA carefully.

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