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Under the supervision of an academic, you develop a research proposal suitable for submission to a funding organization.
The exercise of defining a researchable question, outlining the methodology, and writing an argument as to why the research should be funded provides excellent training for students interested in pursuing a career in science.
During regular meetings with the course coordinators you develop your skills in record keeping, oral communication, and critical appraisal.
From feedback on your draft proposal you will gain experience in refining a written argument and in presenting documents professionally.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Students will have an initial tutorial with the course coordinators outlining the requirements for a successful grant application.
No additional costs
As part of their requirement to fulfil honours year, MSci Biological Science students will write the grant proposal in place of producing an Honours review essay.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%), a short grant proposal (maximum 4,200 words) assessed on the quality of the proposal not on success in acquiring funding.
Resit: Resubmission of short grant proposal (maximum 4,200 words)(100%).
Formative assessment will be provided during meetings between student and course coordinator.
Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark; feedback will be provided as written comments.