Introduction to Grant Research and Writing

Unlock Your Grant Funding Potential!

Hours: 150 Hours
Duration: 6 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 3 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Grant Writer
Enrolled: 31 Students

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Introduction to Grant Research and Writing

A Grant Research and Writing professional is responsible for researching and writing grant proposals to secure funding for projects and programs. This individual must have excellent writing and research skills to be able to effectively and accurately relay the project’s purpose and goals to potential funders. They must work closely with program staff to understand the project’s needs, develop a budget, and write a compelling grant proposal. Additionally, they must be able to identify potential grant opportunities, maintain relationships with funders, and track grant applications.

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Is This the Right Career for You?

Grant research and writing is an excellent career choice for individuals who have an interest in research and writing, as well as a knowledge of the grant-making process. Successful grant writers have an excellent understanding of the grant-making process, including the different types of grants, the eligibility criteria for each grant, and the best ways to submit a successful grant application. Grant writers must be able to identify potential sources of funding, develop compelling grant proposals, and effectively communicate the need for funding. Additionally, grant writers must understand how to analyze and interpret data, stay organized and keep track of deadlines, and understand the various regulations and guidelines for grant writing. Grant research and writing can be a great way to make a difference in the lives of many people, as well as provide a rewarding career for those interested in the field.

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Program Description

This grant writing course can help both students and professionals with their grant writing skills. With the right writing skills, you can secure grants for various people and make your own business out it!
Our user-friendly program ensures that anyone, regardless of what their technical skills are, can apply for this grant writing course. As a student, you can expect to learn:
• Grant Research
o You’ll learn about the different types of non-profit, corporate, government, and education grants that are available, and you’ll learn how to research different funding sources.
• Effective Grant Writing Techniques
o You’ll learn technical writing skills involved in a proposal, including how to explain, describe, and make your intentions clear.
• Grant Writing 101
o You’ll learn how to identify a potential grant seeker, how to write the grant for the seeker to help them find funders, and how to start a grant-writing business on your own.
• Technical Writing Skill
o You’ll learn writing skills that’ll teach you how to develop style and purpose for your writing, which can help you in your professional life.
• Advanced Grant Writing Techniques
o You’ll learn how to create a highly fundable and successful grant proposal. You’ll also learn what to avoid.
As philanthropy is still prevalent, there’s a high demand for grant writers, so you can expect to make a successful career out of this skill!

This program is intended for anyone interested in developing their grant writing skills.

Upon completion of this course, students will understand how to research available grants, how to research the best way to customize their requests for specific grants, and they will be proficient in the writing styles and techniques to use for the most success in being awarded those grants.
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Though you are provided a full 6 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 3 months!

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Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

I. Grant Writing 101
II. Introduction to Grant Research
III. Introduction to Grant Writing
IV. Advanced Grant Writing
V. Specialized Writing Techniques for Grants
VI. Technical Writing

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


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The benefit of receiving an Introduction to Grant Research and Writing certification is that it will provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the grant research and writing process. This certification will equip students with the skills needed to identify and apply for potential grants. It will also teach students how to develop a comprehensive grant proposal that meets the criteria of the funding agency. Additionally, the certification will give students the ability to track and monitor the progress of their grant proposals and the resulting grants. In short, it will give students the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the grant research and writing process.


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• Open Enrollment
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• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion