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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7916
Tracking Number - 5161

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Nursing. Required. To GC. Restate as outcomes (4B). Updated 8/28/15. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-01-08
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 7916
  10. Full Title: Grant Writing for Translational Science
  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?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Grant Writing Transl Science
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Prepares individuals to develop a grant application in their area of research. The critical elements of the NIH grant application including the Specific Aims, and Research Strategy are presented along with the development processes.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? Required course, offered once a year
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in nursing or other comparable field.
  29. Objectives: During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. Discuss the grant development process, including planning writing, and submitting within the CON and University.

    2. Determine funding sources to match the individualís area for research or studentís dissertation area of research.

    2. Analyze the critical elements for completion of an NIH funded grant: Specific Aims, and Research Strategy (significance, innovation, and approach).

    4. Determine all additional required processes and components necessary 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.

  30. Learning Outcomes: After the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    -Demonstrate skills in the grant writing process (planning, writing, submission).

    -Develop a grant application according to grant funding guidelines.

    -Demonstrategroup process skills in critiquing work of others.

  31. 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

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual, (6th ed.). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

    Melnyk, B. and Morrison-Beedy, D. Designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention research.(2012). New York :Springer Publishing.

    Reif-Lehrer, L. Grant Application Writerís Handbook (2005), (4th ed.) 2011. Boston, MA Jones and Barlett

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Writing and critiques - 85%

    Final grant - 15%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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: (

    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. Itís 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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