This is the first of two, inter-related seminars on grant writing that will be offered in Winter 2017 and Spring 2017. Enrollment in both sections of the seminar is encouraged but not required. The goal of the first seminar is to provide doctoral students with basic fund acquisition, grant proposal writing and review skills such that by the conclusion of the course they will produce the foundation sections of a quality application, participate in a mock review of their colleagues’ applications. The seminar will also prepare students for the Spring seminar, which will cover the remaining grant application sections. Since they serve as a useful template for the development of grant acquisition skills across a number of fields, NIH F31 and K applications will provide the basic structural outline for the course. However it is recognized that some students may ultimately apply the skills acquired toward other funding mechanisms. An overview of these applications and required sections will be covered. Specific sections to be written this quarter will include Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation and (if appropriate) Training Goals. In the following quarter, students will be expected to complete the remaining sections of a grant application, including the Approach, Budgeting, and Protection of Human Subjects. Priority will be given to social work doctoral students, but students from other departments will be admitted by instructor permission if space permits.