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.

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. 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
  • Background
  • Significance
  • Proposed Study
    • Participants
    • Procedures
    • Hypotheses and Analysis
  • Budget Justification
  • References
  • 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.