Grant Writer Certificate Program

Program Highlights

  • 12 Month Program-
    students given 18 months to complete Program
  • Nationally Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance Provided
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • National Exam Included in Tuition

Overview

Raising capital is an essential part of any sustainable nonprofit business model. Success depends on the ability to effectively fundraise, forge positive donor relationships, and compose persuasive grant proposals.

A successful grant proposal is more than an excellent scientific research idea. The idea needs to be conveyed in a clear and compelling manner with realistic objectives, state-of-the-art methodology and a well-structured work plan and budget. Also, you must present yourself as the best person to carry out the research idea.

This course teaches you how to optimally convey your research idea to funding agencies and reviewers, and to maximize your chances of success.

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  • Be able to choose the correct funding scheme for your grant proposal. (know that some schemes are more structured then others)
  • Understand what you can do to learn everything you need to know about the organization you want to apply for a grant
  • Know what organizations give out grants
  • Understand that you need to check your eligibility
  • Be able to create a realistic planning for writing your proposal in accordance to the deadlines from your chosen funding scheme
  • Gain insight in bad/weak examples of formulated big ideas
  • Be able to clearly articulate your big idea where the grant proposal is based on (in three sentences)
  • Know what elements there are in a proposal (and which elements are specific for a certain grant)
  • Understand what information should be contained in the elements
  • Understand what parts are included in the narrative, determining your own subheadings to include and on what parts you will spend your time
  • Be able to create an outline of the break of the work in work packages
  • Identify common pitfalls in writing a grant proposal and replace these with smarter writing examples
  • Understand the most common formats used in the PI section
  • Understand what to include in the personal statement
  • Change your CV points into a compelling personal statement
  • Understand what elements to include and combine everything to a compelling abstract
  • Understand why you need to incorporate graphics and charts into your grant proposal and how you can do that
  • Understand how to come up with a budget (top-down vs. bottom-up)
  • Be able to think about the knowledge utilization part (reason and what to include)
  • Understand how to write a rebuttal
  • Know what steps you can take to wrap up your proposal