Explain Your Goals, Objectives, and Specific Aims


Week 3 – Assignment 1: Explain Your Goals, Objectives, and Specific Aims

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This assignment will become the basis for the assignments due in Weeks 5, 6, 7, and 8. After reviewing the suggested resources for this week, and based on the program and research ideas you shared in Week 3 with your professor, write a paper that addresses the following for each type of grant you are required to write:

1. Foundation Grant

  • Describe the program goals and objectives.
  • Identify whom the program will serve.
  • Explain the program overview, including what will be done and how.
  • Determine some of the barriers/challenges you anticipate Facing.
  • Explain your hopes for the program outcomes.

2. Research Grant

  • Describe the goal of your project.
  • Defend data or advances you are bringing to the table.
  • Explain your central hypothesis.
  • Document your specific (goals) aims.
  • Explain the ultimate result of your study.
  • Identify what you will measure and explain how this will be accomplished.
  • Interpret how your research project will advance the literature of your topic.

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 4-6 pages, not including title and reference pages

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