Testimonials

"[What I liked most about the Write a winning application webinar was that] specific examples and example phrases were given. We weren't just told to be clear when writing about the significance of our research or our achievements, we were given examples of key phrases that had been used in successful applications. Amanda also delivered the webinar content in a very easy to digest way that wasn't discipline specific. The fact that the word doc was provided ahead of time meant we could write notes directly on it as Amanda was speaking. It's always great to receive advice from an actual researcher who is still in the trenches writing and reviewing applications so has first-hand knowledge of what works and what doesn't. I have attended many other 'writing a successful grant application' information sessions from both my own and other institutes as well as conference sessions for E/MCRs and I found this one BY FAR the most informative and beneficial with tangible advice I can readily and immediately implement."
Laura Eadie
Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellow, Precision Medicine Theme, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
“Amanda provided incredibly helpful advice and suggestions for writing my successful NHMRC Investigator Grant application [at the level of Emerging Leadership 2]. She reviewed several drafts of the application and provided insightful advice on which parts needed to be re-worked and how I could do this. She pushed me to re-write quite complex epidemiological issues into non-technical language that a reviewer outside of my field (which most of the grant review panel members likely were) could understand. I highly recommend Amanda to help write an application with maximum chance of success”
Katy Bell
NHMRC Investigator Grant Recipient | Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology | School of Public Health | Faculty of Medicine and Health | The University of Sydney
"Amanda has reviewed two of my applications in the last few years, including my application for an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, and my application for promotion to Level E (Professor). Her feedback has been fantastic, very targeted, concise and thoughtful. Amanda has an innate ability to understand what review panels want to see, and I have no doubt her feedback has been critical to the success of both of these applications."
Emmanuel Stamatakis
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow | Professor of Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Population Health | School of Public Health | Faculty of Medicine and Health | The University of Sydney
"I want to thank Prof Amanda Salis for the invaluable assistance she provided on my NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship application. Amanda helped me incorporate my CV into different areas of my application. Her suggestions gave me better ways of expressing myself and helped me create a story that flowed throughout my entire application."
Radhika Seimon
The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders Faculty of Medicine and Health The University of Sydney
"Amanda was instrumental in helping me to write my application for an NHMRC Career Development Award application, which was funded from 2011 to 2014. She showed me how to highlight several aspects of my CV that I had overlooked as being important in an application for a basic research fellowship. For example, she helped me to showcase my past experiences of running a medical team in a hospital in China when I was a junior doctor, to demonstrate my leadership skills and vision. She also helped me to write the research proposal in my application clearly, and to show how all my past experiences made me uniquely positioned to lead my proposed research. I am certain that if it had not been for Amanda’s critical review and feedback on my application drafts, I would not have won this award."
Shu Lin
Distinguished Professor and Executive Director South-West Metabolism and Cardiovascular Research Centre Department of Cardiology Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University China
"Amanda generously reviewed my NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Amanda’s constructive feedback helped me to strategically select evidence from my CV to enhance and support my fellowship narrative"
Stephanie Partridge
NHMRC Early Career Fellow/Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Accredited Practicing Dietitian Westmead Applied Research Centre and Prevention Research Collaboration Faculty of Medicine and Health The University of Sydney
"Amanda has helped me with several applications, notably my successful NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. Amanda has a unique ability to transforms simple statements into meaningful impact statements that clearly and concisely address assessment criteria. With her feedback, I have learned how to more effectively communicate the 'so what' factor of my work and to highlight how my past, present and planned work link together. Without a doubt, Amanda's feedback has contributed to my success."
Shelly Keating
NHMRC Early Career Fellow School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences The University of Queensland
"Amanda has offered great help with my successful application for the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. Amanda’s feedback was comprehensive, well-constructed and right to the point. I learnt a lot from her feedback on how to use the best lingo to showcase my academic achievement and research impact in the application. I would highly recommend Amanda for writing winning fellowship applications."
Xingzhong (Jason) Jin
NHMRC Early Career Fellow The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders Faculty of Medicine and Health The University of Sydney
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