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Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Philip Leaf
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to grant writing strategies with special focus on NIH applications, including decisions and strategies related to applying for R01s, R03s, Ks, and other mechanisms. Also introduces key application components as well as pitfalls to avoid when writing initial applications. Addresses decisions related to responding to Program Announcements versus Request for Applications, variations across NIH institutes, communicating with NIH staff, and related issues.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Learn grant writing strategies.
Students will be introduced to multiple funding sources available from NIH, including K, R01, R03, R21, and related mechanisms
Students will be introduced to components of grant writing, including typical flaws and strengths of specific aims, research design, and others key grant sections.
Students will be introduced to multiple decision making processes with respect to choosing topics, funding mechanisms, and formulating grant applications.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation and/or final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Fri 06/14/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
  • Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016