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Methods in Grant Preparation

Methods in Grant Preparation

This course can be taken for graduate credit or for a certificate. The purpose and goal of this course is to present advanced principles of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant preparation.

The next course will be offered February 19th – May 7th. Learn More ›
Seminar Series Description

The purpose and goal of this series is to present advanced principles of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant preparation.

The series will address how to succinctly state overall and specific hypothesis and specific aims with affirmation and relevance. The series will suggest specific writing styles with the intent of clearly stating the importance of the specific aims and bringing them to fruition and purpose. Special attention will be placed on how to write in a manner which presents proposal aims in an important and timely manner. Most of the series will cover the 12 page RO1 application. However, some time will also be devoted to other specific types of awards (i.e., mentored K awards, training grants, and programmatic initiatives).

Who should attend

This seminar series is recommended for faculty, staff, and other individuals who are currently or will be working on one or more grant proposals.

The objectives of this activity are to
  • Identify an appropriate funding resource and mechanism
  • Develop a grant idea
  • Identify specific aims and hypotheses for a grant
  • Construct significance and innovations sections of a grant proposal Construct a research design section of a grant proposal
  • Construct a proposal for the development of a multidisciplinary research team
  • Develop a grant budget
Seminar Series Structure and Expectations

The seminar series meets for 2 hours each session. Most sessions are comprised of 50-60 minutes of presentations followed by hands-on grant preparation. Sample grant proposals will be peer reviewed by other participants in the series, as well as the series director. Participants are expected to attend all sessions unless specifically excused by the series director.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychology CE Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains the responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Commercial Support

None

The following planners and presenters have disclosed that they have no commercial interests: Drs. David Harder, Ted Kotchen, Julian Lombard, Peter Newman, Deb Newman, Zeliko Bosjnak, Ramani Ramchandran, John Lough, Arthur Hefti, Mike Dunn, Jennifer Kusch, Terri deRoon-Cassini, Carlos de la Pena, and Jane Morley-Kotchen.

Course Description – Course Number 20253A

Credits: 1 credit
The purpose and goal of this course is to present advanced principles of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant preparation. It is recommended for faculty, staff, and other individuals who are currently or will be working on one or more grant proposals.

Topics to be covered will include
  • Writing with a Purpose and Intent
  • Writing Statements of Innovation and Significance
  • Research Design
  • Translational Research

The course will also address how to succinctly state overall and specific hypothesis and specific aims with affirmation and relevance. The course will suggest specific writing styles with the intent of clearly stating the importance of the specific aims and bringing them to fruition and purpose. Special attention will be placed on how to write in a manner which presents proposal aims in an important and timely manner. Most of the course will cover the 12 page RO1 application. However, some time will also be devoted to other specific types of awards (i.e., mentored K awards, training grants, and programmatic initiatives).

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify an appropriate funding resource and mechanism
  • Develop a grant idea
  • Identify specific aims and hypotheses for a grant
  • Construct significance and innovations sections of a grant proposal
  • Construct a research design section of a grant proposal
  • Construct a proposal for the development of a multidisciplinary research team
  • Develop a grant budget
  • Communicate a grant proposal to student colleagues
Competencies

The course emphasizes the following core competencies:

  • Research skills
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
Course Structure and Expectations

The course meets once per week for 2 hours each session. Most sessions are comprised of 50-60 minutes of lecture followed by hands-on grant preparation. Each student enrolled in the course is encouraged to bring a grant that will be reviewed in a NIH simulated environment. Grant proposals will be peer reviewed by other students enrolled in the course for credit, as well as the course director. Students are expected to attend all sessions unless specifically excused by the course director. Part of the course grade is based on participation in discussion.

 
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