Developing effective grant writing skills are essential to acquire competitive funding from government agencies and private foundations. Writing a successful grant proposal is a blend of art and science. It requires content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience, and a great deal of luck. This course will provide students with the basic background necessary to develop a competitive funding proposal. Topics discussed will be components of an application; Helpful tools and resources; Strategies for developing a proposal; how to identify potential funding sources; how to read and understand proposal guidelines and requests for proposals (RFP); writing objectives; preparation and justification of budgets; cost-sharing and sub-contracts; procedures for grants submission and grants start-up and the grant review process.
Course Objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the basic skills, principles and techniques of successful grant writing. Students completing the course will understand the fundamental components of a grant proposal such as the abstract or summary, background and significance, specific aims/goals and objectives, project design and methods, sustainability, assessment, broader impacts, dissemination, budget, and budget justification.
Upcoming Class: October 5 – November 9, 2020
Evening: Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 108 Patriot Drive, Suite A, Middletown DE, 19709
Course Fee: $299.00