Grant and Fellowship Writing Courses

Immunology Training Program pre and postdoctoral trainees may take one of 3 courses in which scientific writing is emphasized. Effective Science Writing for Grants and Fellowships (CELL 8450) focuses on the ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts and justify proposed experiments, which are essential skills for biomedical researchers. The goal of course Cell 8450 is for trainees to learn and practice effective scientific proposal writing. The course will provide students with extensive peer and faculty mentoring in a workshop format as they each prepare an NIH NRSA-style fellowship application. Microbial Pathogenesis Proposal Preparation (MICR 8402) provides a similar experience for Immunology Training Program trainees in the laboratories of mentors with an infectious disease orientation. Molecular Basis of Human Disease (PATH 8130/8140) provides grant writing exposure for MSTP matriculants and trainees affiliated with the Dept of Pathology. Ideally, students will complete this course in Fall Y2 or Y3, building upon the document they created for their qualifying exam. Immunology Training Program trainees are encouraged to submit NIH F30 or F31 applications in their 3rd year.