For your final project, you will finalize your grant proposal to secure funding for a neuroscience investigation. This assignment will involve integrating information covered in previous weeks about brain networks and disorders that occur as the result of dysfunction in these networks. The grant proposal will require you to identify a research question based on a thorough review of the literature related to a particular disorder/syndrome and design a scientifically sound grant proposal using current methods of neuroscience investigation.
Attention Students: The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for your Grant Proposal, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite and upload the revised Grant Proposal to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide to create an account if you do not already have one.) The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool.
The Grant Proposal must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including Title page, References, and Appendix) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your proposal must contain all the sections listed below. Read the Grant Proposal Guidelines for detailed instructions as you write your proposal. View the Sample Grant Proposal Template for an example of a completed proposal.
Your Grant Proposal must include the following sections:
- Title Page
- Specific Aims
- Proposed Study
- Hypotheses and Analysis
- Budget Justification
- Appendix A: Budget See the last page of the Sample Grant Proposal for a template to use when creating the budget. Use the optional Budget Calculation spreadsheet to calculate the budget figures. See the Grant Proposal Guidelines for budget details.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.