NEURO 499S: Current Research In Neuroscience

Course Information

Instructor: Prof. Warren Meck

A formal research and training component of the Trinity College Forum in Neuroscience that includes review of directed reading and research in both theoretical and experimental neuroscience. Emphasis on the development of the ability to critically evaluate empirical research and to construct mathematical or deductive/inductive models. Final project includes preparation of a formal research proposal and a review of the role of ethics in science.


Student Writing Assignment

What are students writing? Pre-doctoral fellowship grant proposal.
For whom? Neurobiologists, or others (such as psychologists or biomedical engineers) with training in some area of neuroscience.
Where would such writing typically be found? A grant review committee.
Why would someone usually read it? Readers will use this document to make decisions: first, to evaluate the value of the neuroscience research to public health, since public dollars are at stake; second, the reader will decide whether to offer the writer a fellowship that would cover graduate school expenses.


Reader requirements: Neurobiologists, or others (such as psychologists or biomedical engineers) with training in some area of neuroscience.


Feedback instructions

Examples of good feedback in this course:

NEURO 499 NIH Grant sample

NEURO 499 NIH Grant sample 2