Comprehensive Exam Format
based on an r21 grant proposal format
A- Specific Aim
- 1 page (big picture-overview)
- 2-3 Aims with 1-3 sub aims per aim.
B- Background and Significance
- 3-4 pages (justifying the project.)
C- Preliminary Data
- Helps to demonstrate feasibility.
- Keep figures small but readable.
D- Research Plan
- Don't forget to talk about potential pitfalls and alternatives.
- Format should be 15 pages single spaced, .5" margins all around and Arial sized 11 font.