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Spring 2010 Course Announcement 
 
ALS 6046 Grant Writing 
 
Course Description: 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 knowhow, 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 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  

Where: Department of Entomology & Nematology, Room 1031 
When: Mondays, Periods 6-7 
Instructor: Dr. Jaret Daniels 
Information: For more details about the class or to obtain a preliminary syllabus, please contact Dr. Daniels via email: [log in to unmask]