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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6822

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1675 2007-03-19
    Department College Budget Account Number
    USF Health Office of Research MD 600105
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Anderson 45566

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6822 Grantsmanship II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Grantsmanship II
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Grantsmanship I


    Permission of Instructor

    Course Description

    This course is the second in a two-course series to complete instruction in the skills and techniques necessary for writing successful NIH grant proposals whose primary focus is patient-oriented/translational career development or research grants.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course has been developed to meet the requirements of a National Institutes of Health-supported program for providing health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct academic patient-oriented research. To become a successful c

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    No courses currently exist that comprehensively cover the topics provided in this two-semester sequence of topics that provide patient-oriented researchers with the basic skills and techniques to write successful peer-reviewed external grant proposals. It is part of a required sequence to meet a concentration in Clinical and Translational Research in the Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree program in the College of Medicine.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No. It is planned for two credits for the Fall 2007 semester.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Minimum qualifications include either a PhD and/or MD with success in obtaining NIH funding for patient-oriented research.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course objectives are to: 1. Identify grant writing pitfalls and successful grant writing techniques. 2. Examine the ethical considerations when writing grant proposals. 3. Describe effective post award grant management techniques. 4. Create a career development or research grant proposal that addresses a clinical/translational patient-oriented research question of interest to submit to the National Institutes of Health and/or other appropriate granting organization.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of the course, students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to produce grant applications that will successfully engage the peer review and scientific council processes for funding decisions at the NIH. They will address the ethical considerations and requirements necessary to the conduct of human subjects research. They will be able to delineate the techniques required for effective post award grant management and will have drafted a career development or research grant application for submission to the NIH and/or other appropriate granting organization.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Review of introductory course and research ideas of students. 2. Proposal development timeline. 3. NIH electronic submission process. 4. The NIH Grant Review process. 5. Research Career Development Awards overview. 6. K23 application requirements. 7. K23 supporting documentation. 8. Federally-funded budget issues. 9. Intellectual property. 10. Review outcomes and resubmissions. 11. "Mock reviews" participation and evaluations. 12. Preparation of a career development grant for submission to the NIH and/or other appropriate granting organization.

    D. Textbooks

    Required Text: Writing the NIH Grant Proposal: A Step-by-Step Guide by William Gerin

    Optional Text: Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application by Otto Yang

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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