Grant Writing and Project Management 2010

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The complete syllabus for this course can be found online at http://open.byu.edu/ipt682/

This wiki page includes the course topics and schedule, which may evolve during the semester.

Course Participant Blogs

Course Topics

    • Assignment: Blog your passion and current question
  • Week 3 - Finding Your Partners (Week of September 13)
    • More Question Strengthening exercises...
    • Mosiah 23:13-14
    • The Shopping Mall Test
    • Differences Between Federal and Private Foundations
    • Finding a Funder
    • Finding an RFP
    • Finding Co-PIs (and Coase's notion of transaction costs)
    • Assignment: Help compile a list of EIME and IP&T-related funding agencies on the Wiki
    • Assignment: Find and blog the most appropriate RFP for your passion / question on your blog
  • Week 4 - First Steps (Week of September 20)
    • 2 Nephi 28:30
    • Reading and Highlighting RFPs
    • Talking to / Soft Pitching Program Officers
    • Finding and Reading Previous Successful Grants
    • Assignment: Highlight your RFP as per the directions above in Reading and Highlighting RFPs
    • Assignment: Personal interview with Brother Wiley
  • Week 5 - Literature Reviews and Administrative Issues (Week of September 27; Guest speakers from the MSE and ORCA)
    • Matthew 5:18
    • Randolph, Justus (2009). A Guide to Writing the Dissertation Literature Review. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 14(13). Available online: http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=14&n=13
    • Video or audio from Karl White's Literature Reviews course in USU OCW (only what interests you)
    • Coordinating with Research Office (ORCA @ BYU)
    • Human Subjects Review
    • The Submission Process (e.g., Fastlane, e-grants.ed.gov)
    • Assignment: Begin your literature review, post your progress on your blog
  • Week 6 - The Introduction (Week of October 4)
    • D&C 123:16-17
    • The First Impression
    • Writing the One Page Introduction / Summary
    • The Funnel Shape of the 1 Pager
    • The Cadence Toward the Question
    • Assignment: Blog (1) your one page summary, and (2) a description of the funnel shape and cadence of the summary
  • Week 7 - The Money (Week of October 11)
    • 1 Timothy 6:10, Mormon 8:37
    • Budgets
    • Personnel
    • "Equipment"
    • Overhead / F&A Costs
    • Assignment: Continue working your literature review, post your progress on your blog
  • Week 8 - Writing the Proposal (Week of October 18)
    • Ether 12:23-25
    • Literature Review as Framework
    • Connecting Literature to RFP Keywords
    • Credibility / The Named Team
    • Project Timeline
    • The Vita
    • D&C 128:6-9, The Angels May Quote From It (Spencer W. Kimball)
    • Assignment: Outline your proposal and complete your timeline and post on your blog
    • Assignment: Draft your budget and post on your blog
  • Week 10 - Why Do Projects Fail? (Week of November 1; Guest speaker Andy Gibbons)
    • Mosiah 4:29
    • 25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems of All Time
    • Andy Gibbons will tell us about...
      • iHawk - misperception of client need
      • Flight evaluator - scope creep
      • MD80 flight guidance - changes in the environment
      • SH2F subject matter experts and schedule
      • F16 subcontractor and schedule
    • Assignment: Interview a project manager or faculty member about a grant / project that went bad and blog the story in as much detail as you can (with their permission, of course)
  • Week 12 - Areas of Concern (Week of November 15)
    • Mosiah 4:30
    • Communicating with Customers
    • Controlling Scope Creep
    • Changes in the Environment
    • Staying on Schedule
    • Assignment: Find and blog about one online resource in each of these areas
  • Week 13 - The End? (Week of November 22)
    • 3 Nephi 15:9
    • Finishing and Closing Out Projects
    • Reporting / Final Grant Reports
    • Audits
    • Continuation Funding
    • Assignment: Continue drafting your project / dissertation proposal
  • Week 14 - Putting the Course to Work for You, part 1 (Week of November 29)
    • 1 Nephi 19:23
    • Department Projects
    • Dissertations
    • Committee Management
    • Assignment: Continue drafting your project / dissertation proposal
  • Week 15 - Putting the Course to Work for You, part 2 (Week of December 6)
    • Work Week
    • Assignment: Blog your final draft proposal
    • Assignment: Present your proposal in class for a mini-defense (answer relevant questions, etc.)
    • Assignment: Final interview with instructor and grade determination

TUESDAY PRESENTATIONS

THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS

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