222.861.01 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
Facilitates doctoral students in the development of research ideas and their dissertation proposals. Topics will vary by term but will include the following: how to develop a research idea, and components of a solid research proposal – background, design, methods, sample size, analysis, writing to different audiences, research designs in nutrition, ethical review, funding sources and requirements, budgeting, staff management, thesis and manuscript preparation, and professional development.
This 4-term series (1 credit each term) is designed to support the student in his/her professional development and in identification and development of a thesis research proposal. Each term focuses on specific components of this process. By the end of the series the student will be able to: 1) Identify the differences between a resume and curriculum vitae; 2) Identify the components of a research career that they would like to pursue and opportunities at JHU to support the process; 3) Conduct a literature review in an area of interest; 4) Develop a concept paper for a study in an area of interest; 5) Write an NIH-style grant on a research topic of interest; and 6) Give presentations on a research topic of interest.