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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6821
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-16
  2. Department: USF Health Office of Research
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 600105
  5. Contact Person: Sandra Anderson
  6. Phone: 45566
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6821
  10. Full Title: Grantsmanship I
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Grantsmanship I
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Postdoctoral Status
  23. Corequisites: Permission of Instructor
  24. Course Description: Introduction to basic skills for writing successful, peer-reviewed external grant proposals, especially to the NIH for patient-oriented research and mentored career development grants, for postdoctoral-level academic health research career development.

  25. 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
  26. 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 will be covered to 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No. It is planned for one credit in Summer B 2007.
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: 1) Cover the NIH Roadmap and its implications and impact on health research and funding opportunities. 2) Introduce the planning and writing elements required to complete a competitive grant application for submission. 3) Introduce how the peer review process works and highlight what is needed to meet the evaluative criteria present in the process. 4) Familiarize students with search techniques and focus needed to identify plausible funding mechanisms for their own research interests. 5) Initiate process of formulating research ideas into elements needed to write a successful, externally-funded grant application.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to: 1) Discuss the NIH Roadmap and its potential impact on future funding for health research. 2) Describe steps to the grant proposal and review process-for both career development and research awards. 3) Investigate NIH and other federal agency grant sources and opportunities. 4) Explore grant/contract programs available through private foundations and state/local agencies. 5) Gain familiarity with the written elements of career grant and research grant applications.
  31. Major Topics: 1) Overview of grant writing process 2) Grant writing pitfalls and techniques 3) Funding sources and types of awards 4) "First steps" in the application process 5) Next steps: Statement of need, Goals and objectives 6) Specific aims, Methods, Evaluation
  32. 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

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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