The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the BRCL Fellows.
Our goal in creating this resource is to share how we, as graduate students, postdocs, and research scientists, think about conveying technical information in written, oral, and visual formats to a range of audiences.
Each guide is a short, self-contained discussion about how you can craft a successful document or presentation. To help translate theory into practice, we include annotated real-world examples like published papers and application materials from successful fellowship applications.
We designed the CommKit as a complement to our peer-to-peer coaching within the Broad Institute. While we cannot offer individual coaching sessions outside of the Broad, we hope that the CommKit will be a useful resource for the larger engineering and scientific community.
To find CommKits in other scientific/engineering disciplines, click here.
- NSF Research Proposal
- NSF Personal Statement
- Grad School Personal Statement
- Fellowship Application
- NIHGRI Center application
- Postdoc Fellowships: Index of Life-Sciences Fellowships
- Introduction to Policy Communication
- Policy Elevator Pitch
- Policy Memo
- Policy Presentation
- Congressional Hill Meeting
- Letter of Support
- Public Comment on Pending Regulation