Grant Proposal

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About this course: The course provides guidance on developing a strong application that will allow reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of your proposal. You will learn how to put your ideas into proper words, arrange a clear and concise paper and search grant market for potential funder. You will also learn how to react to negative feedback from reviewers and resubmit your proposal. The course focuses on useful project management tools and possible budget pitfalls.

Created by:  Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Taught by:  Elena Bazanova, Director of the Language Training and Testing Center

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: The course provides guidance on developing a strong application that will allow reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of your proposal. You will learn how to put your ideas into proper words, arrange a clear and concise paper and search grant market for potential funder. You will also learn how to react to negative feedback from reviewers and resubmit your proposal. The course focuses on useful project management tools and possible budget pitfalls.

Created by:  Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Taught by:  Elena Bazanova, Director of the Language Training and Testing Center

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Taught by:  Varvara Sosedova, PhD in Philology

    Moscow State University of International Relations
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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Московский физико-технический институт (неофициально известный как МФТИ или Физтех) является одним из самых престижных в мире учебных и научно-исследовательских институтов. Он готовит высококвалифицированных специалистов в области теоретической и прикладной физики, прикладной математики, информатики, биотехнологии и смежных дисциплин. Физтех был основан в 1951 году Нобелевской премии лауреатами Петром Капицей, Николаем Семеновым, Львом Ландау и Сергеем Христиановичем. Основой образования в МФТИ является уникальная «система Физтеха»: кропотливое воспитание и отбор самых талантливых абитуриентов, фундаментальное образование высшего класса и раннее вовлечение студентов в реальную научно-исследовательскую работу. Среди выпускников МФТИ есть Нобелевские лауреаты, основатели всемирно известных компаний, известные космонавты, изобретатели, инженеры.

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WEEK 1


MODULE I: READY TO START



In this module you will discover how to formulate the rationale of you future research and create its model in a clear and concise way. You will also learn how to effectively search and select a funder. Besides, you will be able to estimate your and your organisation's strong and weak points to make the grant project and aspirations more realistic.


10 videos, 9 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Elena Bazanova
  2. Reading: Varvara Sosedova
  3. Reading: MIPT
  4. Reading: LTTC
  5. Video: Welcome Video
  6. Reading: Grading Policy
  7. Reading: Assessments overview
  8. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  9. Video: Grant Facts
  10. Video: Square One
  11. Video: Logic Model
  12. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  13. Video: Potential Funders
  14. Video: Effective Search
  15. Video: Additional Requirements
  16. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  17. Video: Strengths and Opportunities
  18. Video: Weaknesses and Threats
  19. Video: Project Staff
  20. Reading: Recommended readings and resources
  21. Discussion Prompt: Discussion Prompt
  22. Reading: Takeaways
  23. Reading: FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.

Graded: Graded Quiz 1
Graded: Graded Quiz 2
Graded: Graded Quiz 3
Graded: Case Study

WEEK 2


MODULE II: READY TO COUNT AND DEMONSTRATE



In this module you will discover tools which help to organise project work in an effective way. Lectures provide basic information about scheduling the project and team management. Another crucial skill you will acquire is how to estimate and justify project costs, as well as describing budget in the narrative. You will also be able to demonstrate information in numbers and visuals, which is a valuable feature of any grant proposal.


8 videos, 2 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  2. Video: Team Management
  3. Video: Timing
  4. Video: Gantt Chart
  5. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  6. Video: Costs
  7. Video: Budget in Lines
  8. Video: Budget Narrative
  9. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  10. Video: Numbers and Measures
  11. Video: Pictures and Graphs
  12. Discussion Prompt: Discussion Prompt
  13. Reading: Recommended readings and resources
  14. Reading: FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.

Graded: Graded Quiz 4
Graded: Graded Quiz 5
Graded: Graded Quiz 6
Graded: Case study

WEEK 3


MODULE III: READY TO WRITE



In this module you will learn how to develop and arrange sections of your proposal, write the best headings for them, and prepare the abstract. You will also learn how to make your narrative persuasive and appealing. Besides, you will solve the problem of compressing text to the right size and keeping it readable. Another important skill you will acquire is preparing a brief oral presentation of your project in case funders want to meet you.


9 videos, 3 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  2. Video: Letter of Intent
  3. Video: Structure of Narrative
  4. Video: Criteria of Assessment
  5. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  6. Video: Aims and Background
  7. Video: Methods and Impact
  8. Video: Titles and Abstract
  9. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  10. Video: Emotional Appeal
  11. Video: Visual Comfort
  12. Video: Elevator Pitch
  13. Discussion Prompt: Discussion Prompt
  14. Reading: Recommended readings and resources
  15. Reading: Takeaways
  16. Reading: FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.

Graded: Graded Quiz 7
Graded: Graded Quiz 8
Graded: Graded Quiz 9
Graded: Case Study

WEEK 4


MODULE IV: READY TO SUBMIT AND IMPLEMENT



In this module you will learn how to assess your proposal before submission and react to reviewers’ feedback afterwards. You will also learn how to revise your proposal for resubmission in case of failure. Two more skills for mastering are reports on processing and project closing.


6 videos, 2 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  2. Video: Final Check
  3. Video: Resubmission/Feedback
  4. Video: Award Letter
  5. Practice Quiz: Preview test
  6. Video: Grant Administration
  7. Video: Reports on Processing
  8. Video: Further Steps
  9. Discussion Prompt: Discussion Prompt
  10. Reading: Recommended readings and resources
  11. Reading: Takeaways

Graded: Graded Quiz 10
Graded: Graded Quiz 11
Graded: Final Quiz
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