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BI4015: GRANT PROPOSAL (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

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, determining the required budget 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 your supervisor 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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr John Baird
  • Dr Sally Martin

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Course Description

Students will have an initial tutorial with the course coordinators outlining the requirements for a successful grant application.

Further Information & Notes

As part of their requirement to fulfil honours year, MSci Biological Science students will write the grant proposal in place of constructing a web site and producing an Honours review essay.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%), a short grant proposal (maximum 6,300 words) assessed on the quality of the proposal not on success in acquiring funding. Resit: Resubmission of short grant proposal (maximum 6,300 words) (100%).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be provided during meetings between student and supervisor.


Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark; feedback will be provided as written comments.

Course Learning Outcomes


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