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New Investigator Development Program

Grants 102 Course Outline

Monthly sessions from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm from February 2022 to July 2022 in MSB G100. 

Session 1: Idea to Proposal - Strategic Planning

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

From 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Jake Chen, PhD,  Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Reading: The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, Chapters 1-4, 6

Assignment: Lay abstract critique, Identify a mentor

Session 2: Specific Aims, Innovation, & Significance

Wednesday March 8, 2023

From 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Kevin Morano, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Reading: The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, Chapters 7-10

Assignment: Revise Lay Abstract, Generate Specific Aims page, Generate Innovation and Significance

Session 3: Specific Research Design & Methods (Population Based Studies) 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

From 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Laura Mitchell, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health

Reading: The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, Chapters 11-15

Assignment: Lay Abstract Critique, Revise Specific Aims page, Revise Innovation and Significance, Generate Research Design and Methods

Session 4: Research Design & Methods (Laboratory-based Studies)

Wednesday May 10, 2023

From 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Jake Chen, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Reading: The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, Chapters 11-15

Assignment: Revise Research Design and Methods

Session 5: Review & Response

Wednesday June 14, 2023

From 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Michael Lorenz, PhD, Professor, Medical School Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Reading: The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, Chapter 5, Chapters 16-21

Assignment: Revise and Compile Grant

Session 6: Executing the Research and Planning the Next Grant

Wednesday July 13, 2023

From 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Cindy Farach-Carson, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

Assignment: Comparison of Innovation and Significance start to finish, Comparison of Lay Abstract start to finish

 

Completion Reception: Key Note Lecture, Mentor and Participant Appreciation - September 2023