ALS 6046 Grant Writing
Section Number: 0218
Schedule: Mondays, Periods 6-7
Location: 1031 Entomology & Nematology
Instructor: Dr. Jaret Daniels
Developing effective grant writing skills are essential to acquire competitive funding from government agencies and private foundations. Writing a successful grant proposal is a blend of art and science. It requires basic know-how, content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience, and a little bit of luck. This course will provide students with the basic skills, principles and techniques necessary to develop a competitive funding proposal. Lectures will focus on:
Components of an application
Helpful tools and resources
Strategies for developing a proposal
How to identify potential funding sources
How to read and understand proposal guidelines and requests for proposals (RFP)
Writing goals and objectives
Preparation and justification of budgets
Protocols for use of animal and human subjects in research
Procedures for grants submission and grants start-up
The grant review process
Writing cover letters
Preparing a curriculum vitae
Students completing the course will:
Understand the fundamental components of a grant proposal, such as the abstract or summary, background and significance, specific aims/goals and objectives, project design and methods, sustainability, assessment, broader impacts, dissemination, budget, budget justification, and cover letter as well as the overall grant submission process.
Learn how to locate available funding opportunities.
Develop the skills needed to develop competitive grant proposals.
Prepare a complete grant proposal to an agency of their choice.
For more details about the class or to obtain a preliminary syllabus, please e-mail Dr. Daniels at [log in to unmask]