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Doctoral Seminar in Proposal Development

East Baltimore
3rd term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor :

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.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students 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
  6. Give presentations on a research topic of interest
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on oral presentations, written sections of the proposal, attendance, and class participation

Enrollment Restriction:

doctoral students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required