Methods in Grant Preparation (Spring)

Methods in Grant Preparation

Are you or will you be writing one or more grant proposals? Do you want to learn how to identify funding opportunities, write a successful NIH grant, or about the NIH review process? The purpose and goal of Methods in Grant Preparation is to present advanced principles of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant preparation, and it can be taken for graduate credit or for a certificate.

Methods in Grant Preparation is a seminar series directed by David Harder, PhD, Associate Dean for Mentoring and hosted by the CTSI each spring since 2013. This series addresses how to succinctly state overall and specific hypotheses and specific aims with affirmation and relevance. It also suggests specific writing styles with the intent of clearly stating the importance of the specific aims and bringing them to fruition. The series is recommended for faculty, staff, and other individuals who are currently or will be working on one or more grant proposals.

  • Next Course: Wednesdays, January 6th – March 23rd, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Spring 2016 course registration period: Begins on November 1, 2015

Seminar Series CME Program
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.

Objectives

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, Terri deRoon-Cassini, and Jane Morley-Kotchen.

How to Register for the Seminar Series CME Certificate Program

MCW & Non-MCW Students
Complete a course contract, and submit it, along with payment, by December 18th.97 kBDownload the 2016 Course Contract

MCW Employees
Complete a course contract, and submit payment by December 18th. If payment will be submitted by Cost Transfer, download and submit the form below.93 kBCost Transfer Form

Course Description

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

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.

How to Register for Course 20253A

MCW Students
Register through Electronic Access to Student Information (EASI) System. A late registration fee may be assessed if registration occurs after December 1st.

Non-MCW Students
Non-MCW graduate students should contact the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for more information about registration at gradschool@mcw.edu. Registration closes December 1st.

How to Apply

How to Register for the Seminar Series CME Certificate Program

MCW & Non-MCW Students
Complete a course contract, and submit it, along with payment, by December 18th.97 kBDownload the 2016 Course Contract

MCW Employees
Complete a course contract, and submit payment by December 18th. If payment will be submitted by Cost Transfer, download and submit the form below.93 kBCost Transfer Form

How to Register for Course 20253A

MCW Students
Register through Electronic Access to Student Information (EASI) System. A late registration fee may be assessed if registration occurs after December 1st.

Non-MCW Students
Non-MCW graduate students should contact the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for more information about registration at gradschool@mcw.edu. Registration closes December 1st.

Contact Us

Contact Us

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David R. Harder, PhD
Director, Institutional Mentoring

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Memory Bacon, MBA
Program Coordinator

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