SCIENTIFIC GRANT WRITING Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- 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
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.
PhD/Masters students in the bench sciences, but other participating disciplines include clinical research investigators, epidemiology, other.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on completion of a well-developed proposal and constructive critiques of other’s proposals.
Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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