…and, is it cheating to use it?
Are you struggling to write a grant proposal? Do you feel like you’re not presenting your research in the right way, or that your writing isn’t up to par? You’re not alone. Funding sources like NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, CIHR, and NCIRC are highly competitive, and grant writing can be a time-consuming task. However, there is a tool that could help: ChatGPT, an AI language model that can assist with brainstorming, clarifying writing, and iterative refinement.
In this video, Morgan explores the benefits and limitations of using AI for grant writing. While AI can be useful for improving the language and clarity of your writing, it cannot replace the thinking required to determine research direction and arguments. Additionally, the lack of transparency in how AI generates its output and its tendency to make things up can be problematic. Is using AI for grant writing cheating? Watch the video to find out.
One of the benefits of using ChatGPT is that it can be a valuable brainstorming tool. By feeding it your ideas and having it build on them, you may be able to come up with new and interesting directions for your research. Additionally, ChatGPT can clarify your writing, making it more readable and compelling. However, it’s important to remember that using AI to improve your writing doesn’t necessarily mean that your research is better. The AI cannot replace the thinking required to determine research direction and arguments.
If you’re considering using ChatGPT for grant writing, it’s important to keep in mind its limitations. While it can be a valuable tool, it is not a replacement for your brain. Additionally, the lack of transparency in how AI generates its output and its tendency to make things up can be problematic. By understanding the benefits and limitations of using AI for grant writing, you can make an informed decision about whether or not to use this tool for your next grant proposal.
Are you looking to make your grant-writing efforts more effective, with or without AI? We have an upcoming round of the Grant Foundry Workshop, an intensive program to help you learn the skill of writing successful proposals through feedback and iteration on your next proposal. Find out more here. Also, if you want more clarity on getting funded in our currently crazy environment, we’ve got free online training that will teach you how to get your reviewers excited and ready to fund your project.