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Marilyn Parsons
PABIO 590
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics

Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

This course is aimed at providing students and postdocs with the basics of grantsmanship in the biomedical sciences.

Student learning goals

Following completion of this course, students will have an understanding of: Types of grants Direct and indirect costs Considerations in framing and preparing a proposal Typical criticisms of grant proposals and how to avoid them The NIH scientific review process How to respond to a critique

General method of instruction

Presentations and small group discussions

Recommended preparation

This course is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in laboratory based biomedical sciences. Some background in molecular and cell biology is required to understand the grant proposals that will be discussed.

Class assignments and grading

In this credit/no credit course, grades are assigned on the basis of the student's research proposal, their critiques of other proposals, and class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Marilyn Parsons
Date: 03/30/2007