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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 29, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 1
Maximum Credits: 1
Every graduate of a doctoral program needs to know how to write a successful grant application to fund their work. Whether you are a senior manager leading a public health program in the public or non-profit sectors or you are a researcher working in an academic setting, you will need funding to support your work! We begin this doctoral seminar by asking the question, “how do you write a grant proposal that will attract the attention of a funding agency and convince them that your application is significant and should be a priority for funding?” building on the ideas articulated in BCHS doctoral students” preliminary examination, we will focus on writing the specific aims and significance sections for an NIH grant proposal. The students” written work will be shared with and critiqued by other students and faculty participating in the seminar. Finally, we will review and critique examples of successful and unsuccessful grant applications “both program and research grants (especially research grants that the students will most likely be writing at the beginning of their academic careers” namely, ro-3s or r-21s).
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: Grad SN Basis
Course Attributes: Global Studies

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