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 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and upload the revised Grant Proposal to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 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 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 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 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Your proposal must contain all the sections listed below. Read the Grant Proposal Guidelines (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for detailed instructions as you write your proposal. View the Sample Grant Proposal Template (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for an example of a completed proposal.
Your Grant Proposal must include the following sections:
Title Page Specific Aims Background Significance Proposed Study Participants Procedures Hypotheses and Analysis Budget Justification References Appendix A: Budget See the last page of the Sample Grant Proposal (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for a template to use when creating the budget. Use the optional Budget Calculation spreadsheet (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to calculate the budget figures. See the Grant Proposal Guidelines (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for budget details.