Grants & Funding

Course Overview



Grant writing is a highly sought after and transferable skill. At some point in your academic or professional career, you may need to participate in the grant writing process. A successful grant proposal typically comes from a clear plan and knowledge of potential funders’ interests, as well as good communication and networking. These elements are consistent across settings, including individual grant writing or for academic or community organizations.

This module will start with the basics to provide an overall introduction to the world of grantseeking. It will cover the steps of the proposal process by looking at Planning, Research, Writing, and Follow-up. Within each step, we will take a little time to discuss communication and networking, both vital components to successful proposals.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand different funding types and funders
  • Develop a research or study plan for a funding need
  • Use a study plan to search for funding that will support their need
  • Understand the proposal writing process and components
  • Follow-up with funders
  • Locate help information and resources