BSRT: Research Project and Proposal Development Course Starts August 31, 2020 and is Open for Enrollment.

Basic Science Research Training Program Ad

The Research Project and Proposal Development uses a flipped classroom approach to teach scientists at all career stages how to develop fundable grant proposals from concept to submission.  Instructors, Michael Gunn, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, and Andrew Alspaugh, MD, Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology will present a stepwise approach and structured exercises that guide participants through all aspects of research project development, from defining a problem of importance, to developing an experimental plan, to writing a compelling NIH-style grant application.  Each  student will develop their own research project and proposal using best practices, proven approaches, and continuous feedback from peers and instructors. The course starts August 31, 2020 and is open for enrollment. It constitutes two credit hours and has no prerequisites.

  • Course may be taken individually or as part of the MHS-degree program
  • Tuition may be paid with training grant or career development award funds

Questions about the new courses or the BSRT MHS track should be directed to Gail Ladd, program coordinator.

The Basic Science Research Track (BSRT) was developed by the Duke Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP)  and the School of Medicine Office of Physician Scientist development (OPSD) for trainees seeking a Masters of Health Sciences (MHS) degree.

The BSRT is customized for physician-scientists at any training level who want to succeed in a range of discovery sciences. The curriculum includes widely applicable course work that prepares investigators to successfully compete for research funding; manage, analyze, and present data; oversee a laboratory; and perform rigorous basic science.

The track is 36 credit hours comprised of 18 credits in graded course work and 18 credits of a culminating research project.

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