24 Jan Specific Aims: Steps to Success
The Specific Aims page is a concise master plan for your research grant, and is one of the most important components of a grant proposal. In this session, participants will learn how to write each of the four critical sections of a Specific Aims page.
3 MBSLIDE PRESENTATION: Specific Aims: Steps to Success15 KBHANDOUT 1: Specific Aims Example -Clinical Intervention14 KBHANDOUT 2: Specific Aims Example – Pre-clinical39 KBHANDOUT 3: Specific Aims Example – Implementation Research187 KBHANDOUT 4: Specific Aims Breakout Group Instructions
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Identify the critical sections of a specific aims page
- List the important components of each specific aims section
- Name the most common reviewer critiques of specific aims pages
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Specific Aims page from a grant proposal they have written, if available. If not, sample Specific Aims pages will be provided. There will be an opportunity to either self-assess these Specific Aims pages or pair up with another attendee to assess each others’ Specific Aims pages for the critical components, and identify areas for improvement.
Schedule of Activities
- 12:00-12:10pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
- 12:10-1:25pm – Presentation, Activity: Analyze a Specific Aims Page, Q&A
- 1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey
About the Speaker
Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) and a seasoned researcher with a focus on implementation of evidence-based interventions into diverse primary care clinical settings. As either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on grants funded by federal agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations, she has developed and applied her quantitative and qualitative research skills in diverse projects involving partnerships with community-based clinicians and clinical organizations. She currently serves as Senior Advisor for the Community Engagement Program within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS).
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