Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7916
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 10/31/12. Elective for PhD in Nursing. GC approved 11/15/12. to USF Sys 11/15/12. to SCNS 11/26/12. Approved eff 1/1/13. Nmbr 7853 approved as 7916
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2884 2012-06-01 Department College Budget Account Number Nursing NR 620100020 Contact Person Phone Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title NGR 7916 Grant Writing for Translational Science 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 3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Grant Writing for Trans Scienc Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
This course prepares individuals to develop a grant application in their area of
research. The critical elements of the NIH grant application including the signficance,
innovation and approach are presented along with the development processes.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)
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?
This will assist with providing knowledge that doctoral students may need to complete qualifying examination component on grant writing.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 1 time
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Knowledge in specific content area.
- Other Course Information
1. Discuss the grant development process, including planning writing, and submitting
within the CON and University.
2. Determine funding sources to match the individual’s area for research or student’s
dissertaion area of research.
2. Analyze the critical elements for completion of an NIH funded grant.Specific Aims,
Research Strategy(signficance, innovation, and approach).
4. Determine all additional required processes necessay in the application, including Human Subjects, Environment, Budget. Letters of Support.
5. Participate in critique of grant components through peer review of fellow student
applications incorporating ciritcal reivew elements.
B. Learning Outcomes
The intent of this seminar is to create a learning environment in which the student and
faculty member interact to attain identified outcomes below related to grant writing.
Acquire skills in the grant writing process (planning, writing, submission).
Develop a grant application according to grant funding guidelines.
Attainment of group process skills in critiquing work of others.
C. Major Topics
Overview of the grant writing and review process, and funding Institutes.
Identifying grant mechanisms related to specific funding sources
Identify unique components of the NINR Ruth L. Kirschstein Pre-doctoral Fellowship in
Nursing Research (F-31).
Design of components of a grant application
Challenges and steps in design of the specific aims.
Differentiate the 3 components of the research strategy.
Challenges of determining the differences between significance and Impact.
Constructing the significance component meeting review criteria
Constructing an innovation section meeting criteria.
Constructing the approach incorporating methodology and data analyses plan.
Discuss use of preliminary data.
Present the rationale for designing a timetable for completion of the aims,
Review of Humans Subjects requirements and environment description.
Designing a budget to implement the aims.
Reif-Lehrer, L. Grant Application Writer’s Handbook (2005), (4th ed.) 2011. Boston, MA
Jones and Barlett.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
1. Attendance and participation and preparation for class discussions and group
work and presentations (20%)
2. Specific Aims (10% of grade).
3. Significance 20%
4. Innovation 10%
5. Approach 25%
6. Timetable and Budget 5%
7. Human Subjects 10%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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