Competition for funding for scientific projects is becoming increasingly difficult. Further, many researchers and scientists lack the ability to package their projects in a way that is clear and compelling. Many universities, hospitals and research institutes have therefore hired medical writers and editors to assist their staff in grant proposals. Medical grant writers and editors are an emerging job market with competitive salaries and multiple job venues. This course will develop students’ grantsmanship skillsets and provide tools that will enable to talk and edit "fluently" in three languages (DOD, NIH, Private). Students will learn how to take an idea all the way to a funded grant, learning all the steps along the way and producing sample templates they can reference. They will be able to find and understand grant solicitations, plan and lead grant proposal teams, understand how different agencies and foundations evaluate and fund, and adopt tactics for professional success.
Course Number: FPM-40629
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)