Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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
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.