Identify effective strategies for writing your grant application

Don’t wait until you have funding to talk to us about working together - we can help before you even start writing your grant application

Funding is the cornerstone to carrying out research. Coordination and meticulous planning are required to weave various roles of ideation, intelligence gathering, societal impact, and supporting data into a grant application. In silico drug discovery is an efficient method to generate useful prediction data, and evaluate hypotheses, that can be used as assets for further grant applications. This is a process that Cresset Discovery has successfully done for a number of years.

Experience in grant writing and project partnering

Cresset Discovery's computational experience and high standard of scientific support is ideally suited to help drive the next stage of this project

Our experience in writing grant applications, specifically for academic and government funding, shows that working together at the very start of a project reaps rewards. Confidentiality excludes us from talking about all projects we have worked on, but we can tell you about a three-way collaboration with an academic group and a chemistry provider on a grant funded project. The customer engaged Cresset Discovery from the earliest stages of an MRC funding application. This three-way collaboration involved writing the successful funding proposal together, ensuring the project used the strengths of each collaborator in the most efficient way. Further, the customer continued working with Cresset Discovery. The project enjoyed rapid progression from inception to a novel and selective series, with many of the problems associated with the target ultimately solved. One potent series has been well established and a second series has potential to be explored. As a result, follow-on funding was secured.

Working with us

Cost and benefit analysis of our methods compared to alternative approaches can also be provided, for example, virtual screening can be an incredibly cost-effective way of finding a chemical starting point. We recently carried out ligand-protein docking for a customer as a virtual screen of available library compounds. This lead to the selection and purchase of a small sub-set of the available compounds. Cresset Discovery’s expert molecular modelers helped the customer make an estimated five-fold saving over traditional HTS screening approaches without the pre-selection of likely hits.

Milestones, deliverables and reporting are part and parcel of grant funding so we work with you on these, with staged payments agreed accordingly.

If you prefer not to get involved in the proposal writing at all then we will take on writing of the whole proposal for you. You can even ask us to work as your project manager and liaise with your other collaborators.

By involving Cresset Discovery CADD scientists early in the process you will reap greater efficiencies and maximum contribution to your research. The combination of your specialist expertise with our experience of grant applications and computational methods is the best starting point to helping you secure your grant application.

When you’ve secured your grant we don’t just walk away. If you would like us to work with you on your project, you can be assured that we will be fully committed to providing you with as much help as you need. At a very minimum you will receive detailed scientific input, with descriptions of our methods, deliverables and estimates of time and cost. We further ensure that all IP associated with your project, at any given stage of the work, belongs exclusively to you.

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Scientists collaborating on small molecule discovery projects