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Grant Writing and Scientific Presentation Skills I

3rd Term
Clinical Investigation
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Thursday, 8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Considers the principles of successful clinical research strategies and the requirements of funding agencies. Identifies a defined research project together with a suitable team of mentors and collaborators. Develops a written research proposal in the format of a grant application which integrates the scientific principles of the GTPCI curriculum.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Generate and present valid research questions that address topics of public health importance
  2. Develop a research proposal that includes specific aims and hypotheses, significance of the research questions, their innovation, a scientific approach to addressing these questions, and their public health implications
  3. Frame a scientific hypothesis and design and critically assess an epidemiologic study that addresses the hypothesis
  4. Reflect on the fundamental ethical principles that govern biomedical research and judge whether research proposals adhere to these principles
  5. Review grant applications to assess content, significance, study design and appropriate analysis plan
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 100% written grant application and associated materials
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Restriction
Must be GTPCI students
Special Comments

Grade for 390.721 and 722 given at completion of 390.722.