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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY7404
Tracking Number - 1715

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-01-22
  2. Department: School of Aging Studies
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 0122900
  5. Contact Person: Sandra Reynolds
  6. Phone: x9750
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GEY
  9. Number: 7404
  10. Full Title: Ph.D. Seminar in Grant Writing
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  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): PhDSem Grant Writing
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course is designed as a seminar for doctoral students pursuing a research career requiring outside funding for their research. Skills practiced include literature search, preparation of budgets, detail of research methods, and critique of proposals.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This class provides students with hands-on experience in the conception of research enquiries, followed up by the steps necessary to turn good ideas into fundable research. This course is very popular with our doctoral students, and with others from outs
  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? Each time this course is given, we have a mix of students who take the course. Students attracted to this class have come from Aging Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, and Public Health.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? We have offered this course at least 4 times as a Selected Topics course. It is given annually so we would like to turn it into one of our regular offerings.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D in Aging Studies or related field.

    Prior funding by outside organizations is required; NIH or NSF experience is preferable.

  29. Objectives: In this seminar we will address each of these factors as each student writes a grant proposal and the whole class reviews all of the proposals. By the end of the course you will have written a grant proposal that should prepare you to do it for real.
  30. Learning Outcomes: By the end of this semester, you will be able to:

    *thoroughly read and critically analyze an area of the research literature, and figure out what important research remains to be done.

    *express those ideas in such a way that reviewers both understand what you are proposing to do and see your ideas as important, cutting-edge research

    *take tough feedback from reviewers.

    *identify the extent to which your proposed research fits with the interests and mandates of the funding agency

    *comply with all the rules and formatting requirements

    *demonstrate your credibility as a researcher;

    *identify the interests, and sometimes biases, of your reviewers.

  31. Major Topics: Identifying funding agencies

    Identify a research idea

    Prepare a literature review

    Translate the research idea into Specific Aims

    Negotiate IRB procedures

    Prepare Research Methods and Statistical Analysis Sections

    Budgets, Biosketches, and Consultants

    Write a compelling Abstract

    Review grant proposals

    Write a complete proposal, incorporating feedback from reviewers.

  32. Textbooks: Public Health Service, Grant Form 398

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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