Courses Details

EPID825: Writing Grant Applications

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s):
  • Prerequisites: Basic epidemiology methods (EPID 600 or equivalent)
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Basic competencies in epidemiology research methods, including biostatistics (e.g., Biostat 523), Measurement and Instrument Design (e.g., EPID 641); Sampling and Power Analysis (e.g., EPID 642)
  • Description: This doctoral-level course will cover basic information on and skills in writing effective grant applications. It will provide extensive opportunity to practice grant writing skills in a positive and inclusive environment with instructor and peer feedback. The course will also provide key information and resources on the different types of grant mechanisms available to researchers in public health sciences, and introduce students to the grant review and funding process. The course will be offered seminar-style. Individual classes typically include a brief presentation on grant mechanisms, grant application structures and formats, and grant review processes. All students will be required to develop a research question for an application and write the Specific Aims page as part of the class. They will participate in the peer-review of the drafts of the Specific Aims drafts of the other students.
  • Learning Objectives: see below