The Grant Writing Skills course will teach you how to develop grant proposals from conception through publishing the proposal. The course focuses on submitting proposals to any granting agency, such as private companies, non-profit agencies, foundations, philanthropists, and government agencies. You will produce a grant proposal for a hypothetical or real granting entity. If you are currently working on a grant proposal, you will use the proposal as the project in the course.
The online lessons contain clear explanations and many examples. You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course.
You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
Lesson 2: Getting to Know Granting Agencies
Lesson 3: Preparing to Develop the Grant
Lesson 4: Developing the Grant Idea
Lesson 5: Developing the Statement of Purpose
Lesson 6: Developing the Statement of Need
Lesson 7: Developing the Project Description
Lesson 8: Developing the Qualifications
Lesson 9: Developing the Budget
Lesson 10: Packaging
Lesson 11: Procedures for Preparing the Grant
Lesson 12: Variations on the Proposal Format
Lesson 13: Evaluation of Sample Proposals