Certificate Award in Beginning Grant Writing and Management

This intensive and practical program is designed for students and professionals who seek to increase their effectiveness in the dynamic and rewarding field of grant proposal writing and management. This program offers three workshops leading to a certificate: Basic Grant Proposal Writing I, Basic Grant Proposal Writing II, and Detailed Writing and Review of Grant Proposals.

Please note: Each workshop in the series builds upon materials covered in a previous workshop. The prerequisite for Workshop II is the attendance and completion of Workshop I. The prerequisite for Workshop III, is the attendance and completion of Workshops I and II.

Participants interested in earning a certificate must attend all three courses to earn a certificate of completion. After completing the series, you may arrange a consultation with the instructor for the purpose of evaluating your grant proposal.

This certificate program requires a textbook which is available at the first session of every workshop for a one-time fee of $35. The fee for the textbook will be paid directly to the instructor, Dr. Daniel Griffin. Please do NOT add the $35 textbook fee with your payment, to the Division of Continuing and Global Education, for the workshops and optional units of credit.  It will be used for all workshops.

To download a brochure and registration form, click here.

WORKSHOP I:  BASIC GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING I

This is the introductory course of a three part intensive and practical Certificate Program that is designed for grant writing professionals and those who are interested in learning how to locate specific grant funding opportunities, develop strategies for preparing and writing successful grants, and improving their skills in writing and editing grant applications.  It will also teach them the skills to effectively bring together a writing team, manage one's time effectively including utilizing a formula for time and page allocations for each section of the grant application process. In addition, it will demonstrate the value of writing from a reviewer's perspective plus techniques to maximize scoring points to have a more successful proposals. Participants will be provided sufficient time to improve their writing skills by rewriting example proposal sections to  improve their writing and editing skills. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring laptops, to facilitate writing, rewriting and sharing of their comments with others.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR WORKSHOP I

Dates: 2 days; Friday, September 30, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place:  Downtown Center
Class No.:  77344
Units:  Non-credit
Fee:  $175
Instructor:  Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.

Preregistration recommended by September 23.

WORKSHOP II:  BASIC GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING II

Prerequisite:  Workshop I

This is an advanced course that builds upon Workshop I. Workshop participants will continue to improve their writing skills and editing techniques to successfully answer each grant application sections completely and concisely in the space allowed to improve their chances of having a successful proposal. It will continue to stress the time and page allocation formulas for successful grant writing. The workshop will also continue the in-depth review of the remaining application sections including key personnel, budget, evaluation and self-sufficiency. They will also learn how to initiate funding searches and how to make more informed decisions regarding moving forward on applying for a specific grant program. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring laptops to facilitate rewriting and editing example components of a grant application.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR WORKSHOP II

Dates:  2 days; Friday, October 14, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place:  Downtown Center
Class No.:  77346
Units:  Non-credit
Fees:  $175
Instructor:  Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.

Preregistration recommended by October 7.

WORKSHOP III:  DETAILED WRITING AND REVIEW OF GRANT PROPOSALS

Prerequisites: Workshop I and II

This workshop directly builds upon Workshop I and II. Time will be allocated for participants to continue to improve their writing and editing skills including in-depth discussions of rewrites of sections of example proposals. Participants will learn how to identify program related costs to build a successful detailed budget. They will also learn where to locate public and private funding sources and how to focus their searches.  They will conduct private funding searches and learn how to write letters of intent, addressing specific foundation application issues and determining funding request levels and how to develop long-term funding options. Participants are encouraged to bring grant proposals they are currently working on or proposals they have recently submitted for review in class. After completion of the Certificate Award, each participant will be given time by the instructor to conduct an in-depth review of a future grant proposal to assist each participant in their post workshop grant writing efforts.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR WORKSHOP III

Dates:  2 days; Friday, October 28, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place:  Downtown Center
Class No.:  77347
Units:  Non-credit
Fee:  $175
Instructor:  Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.

Preregistration recommended by October 21.

Two optional units of academic credit are available for this certificate program. Participants must register and complete all three courses, and an additional six hours of your time is required to earn the two units.  Please contact Dolores Vezzolini, Program Coordinator, for further information at drodrig@csufresno.edu.

Units:  Two
Course:  ERE 180T
Grading Option:  Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
Fee:  $150 (payable at the first workshop)

  • Workshop I: Basic Grant Proposal Writing I
  • Workshop II: Basic Grant Proposal Writing II
  • Workshop III: Detailed Writing and Review of Grant Proposals