260.625.01 Scientific Grant Writing
- Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Covers the critical components of a scientific grant application, common errors in grantsmanship and how to avoid them, grant application review criteria, ethics related to grant writing and reviewing, and identification of funding sources. Students prepare a short (6-page) proposal and a revision of this same proposal following review. Proposal topics are selected by the student and developed with the instructor. Students also prepare critiques of classmates’ anonymous, instructor-edited proposals for discussion in class.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify essential components of hypothesis-driven research plans
- Construct a compelling proposal that reviewers can appreciate
- Gain grantsmanship skills by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of other proposals
- Experience the strengths and caveats of a peer-review system
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on completion of a well-developed proposal and constructive critiques of other’s proposals.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Recommended for, but not restricted to PhD students in laboratory sciences.