You may think of your Specific Aims page as an abbreviated version of the full grant.
By having this page written and well-thought out, the remainder of grant application will be easier to write. This paragraph should describe the significant gap in knowledge that directly relates to the critical need the funding entity deals with.
This need is important to increase medically relevant knowledge or improve health care.
The critical need is the reason your proposal should be funded.
Below is an example of an introductory paragraph: As the etiologic agent of adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL), human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1) is just such a virus.
HTLV-1 encodes a potent oncoprotein, Tax, which regulates important cellular pathways including gene expression, proliferation, apoptosis, and polarity.Gap in Knowledge: The gap in knowledge is the piece of information that is not known.Clearly state the gap in knowledge that needs to be addressed.It is critical to know your funding entity’s mission statement and ensure the critical need you are trying to fill fits well within its mission.It should include the following information: First Sentence/Hook: In this sentence, briefly describe what your proposal will be about.The Specific Aims section is central to your grant proposal.Therefore, it should be the first section you write. In this section, you must quickly gain the reviewers’ trust and confidence while simultaneously convincing them that your work is important to fund. The Specific Aims section is the most vital part of any NIH grant application.The content of this seminar is targeted toward So M faculty who are actively writing grants. Contact [email protected] here Seats will be held open for faculty through April 14, at which point limited seating will become available for staff, fellows, postdocs, and other non-faculty.Release Date: Aprit 09, 2015Category: Scientific Grant Writing Author: Michelle S., Ph. You must also convey that you and your team are the best people to complete the work you’ve proposed.