Objectives: Scholars will learn the fundamentals of clear scientific writing and oral presentation of scientific work. They will also learn how to write an NIH-style grant including all components of a grant.
General principles of scientific writing and oral presentation
Specific examples of good and bad writing; in-depth discussion of all parts of a scientific paper; scholars will be expected to write an abstract which will be reviewed in class.
Instruction in how to give oral presentations and how to prepare posters; scholars will give a 10-15 minute presentation to the class.
Grant writing -A
Scholars will learn how to write a KO8 or K23 type NIH grant with detailed instruction in all parts of a grant. Scholars will write a grant which will be reviewed by the instructor.
Grant writing -B
Scholars will review a grant and will participate in a mock study section led by a faculty member.