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When I was recently at MSRI, they had a big poster of humorous advice on how to get an NSF proposal rejected (for example: "Definitely don't worry about sending it to an appropriate program officer. Surely it will find its way to the right person eventually."). I thought it was a very good summation of how to write a proposal. But I just tried to find it on Google, and failed (probably because I'm not remembering what the real title was).

Does anyone know where this list is available online?

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I don't know where to find the exact poster that was at MSRI, but there's a very similar one for astronomy:… – Steven Sivek Apr 4 '10 at 22:38
Hmm, that looks awfully similar to the one at MSRI. It does seem a little weird that it's astronomy (maybe the one I saw was a ripoff?) – Ben Webster Apr 4 '10 at 22:46
Why don't you ask the MSRI staff? They surely must know this. – Dmitri Pavlov Apr 4 '10 at 23:02
The poster seems good. – Charlie Frohman Apr 4 '10 at 23:42
The person who arranges posters is not in yet today. I sent her an email and voicemail. If it is alright with msri I will most likely send you a pdf individually and you can decide what to do with it. Meanwhile, to forestall awkward questions, I have no official standing at msri since Irving Kaplansky died, I just know everyone and use the library and computers. – Will Jagy Apr 5 '10 at 16:42

I don't know of this poster but there is a funny lecture by Serre: "How to Write Mathematics Badly" which may be of some relevance.

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