Master Certificate in
International Grant/Proposal Writing
10 Weeks Live Online Course
Course Timeline: April 29 – July 8, 2023 (Saturdays)
Registration closes April 20, 2023
Learn to successfully write international project grant proposals. Use standard, globally recognized project grant proposal writing principles and processes to achieve optimum results. Stand out as a leader who can get project/grant proposals done on time and within budget. Gain the competitive edge in the job marketplace.
This hands-on course covers the complete process of grant proposal development: identification of an achievable and fundable project, research and assessment of viable funding sources, funder relations, proposal writing, budget development, preparation of a full proposal package for submission, and post-award or rejection follow-up with funders. The course emphasizes grant and contract proposals to US Government Agencies (such as World Bank, USAID, DOS, DOL, DOE, USDA), and private, community, and corporate foundations. Participants gain an understanding of the for-profit and nonprofit philanthropic and development environment and become familiar with tools and resources available to assist them as they seek funds for their projects, institutions, or causes.
Participants will develop a specific project idea that they build upon as the basis for their coursework and final grant proposal. This project or idea can be for a nonprofit or for-profit agency. Solid writing skills and experience or coursework in for-profit or nonprofit sector/management are recommended but not required.
Who is this course for?
Anyone seeking the necessary skills and tools to work in a dynamic international project proposal writing environment, including:
– Development professionals currently writing project proposals who want to be more effective
– Anyone wanting to enter the international project proposal development and implementation agencies which prepares and submits project proposals
– Grant Proposal Cycle – Business Development
– Introduction to Proposal writing
– Common Terms in Proposal Writing
– Common Abbreviations in Proposal Writing
– Understanding Proposal Writing
– Before Writing a Proposal – Creating an Outline – Filling in the Outline
– Problem Statement
– Identifying Solution
– Writing Technical Approach
– The Logical Framework
– Activity Matrix
– Budget Development
– Alignment with Activity Matrix and Logical Framework
-Presentations by Proposal Teams
-Road to Success: Pro Tips to Win a Grant
Sakil Malik, a veteran of work in international development, is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Center for Innovation and Learning. He has served as Vice President of Global Development at World Learning Inc., and Director for the Reading within Reach (REACH) Project and Global Reading Network (GRN) funded by USAID recently. He has more than 20 years of experience in international project management, focused on literacy, social and human development and human rights. His portfolio at Creative Associates as the Senior Associate/Director was $100 million across five countries; Tanzania, Timor Leste, Cambodia, India and Tajikistan. Before arriving at Creative, he was the Director of Global Operations at the International Reading Association (now ILA) in Washington, DC, where he led program management of literacy projects and provided strategic leadership and direction to the Executive Team. He has successfully won and administered funding from government and corporate funders, including USAID, UNESCO, Pearson Foundation and Nokia Corporation. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Maryland, USA, a Master’s Degree in Economics from Aligarh University in India, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Dhaka University in Bangladesh. He is a certified project manager with CIPM, CMMP and MPM certification.
Amy Pallangyo has more than 35 years of experience working in education, program development, and international program implementation, with a focus on literacy, educational program design, and government capacity-building. She is permanently based with her family in Tanzania. Amy is an independent technical consultant, working for companies such as Creative Associates, DAI, International Literacy Association, World Learning, and URC. She worked as a Senior Technical Advisor for the USAID-funded Reading within Reach (REACH) Project and Global Reading Network (GRN), which worked to improve the literacy of primary school children around the world, and with several USAID-funded reading programs – TZ21 in Tanzania, Vamos Ler in Mozambique, and READ II in Ethiopia. She has also worked with early childhood and teacher training programs in a variety of other countries, including Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, and Sierra Leone. Amy was previously Vice President of a US-based professional development organization, the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, and as a performance assessment specialist with Measured Progress. Amy earned a Master of Education as a Reading Specialist from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Education from Transylvania University in K-12 Education and Arts Education. She has additional training in Program Evaluation and Program Management.
Having lived over 17 years abroad in the UK, Libya and Nigeria (1971-1987), Asma Alam has been working in the development sector in Bangladesh and the South Asian region since 2000 in various development sectors. Her areas of expertise: Evaluations (programme, project and organisational), Proposal Development, M&E, Project/Unit Management, Research & Documentation, Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Management, Migration and Development, Livelihoods & Gender, Economic and Social Development, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture/Fisheries, and Organisational Development. She has held senior management positions with BRAC’s Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP)- Cox’s Bazar, International Organisaton for Migration (IOM)-Dhaka and Concern Worldwide-Bangladesh. She was M&E focal representing IOM at the UNDAF Bangladesh Pillar (a more strategic level role) and as M&E advisor for the project start up activities for the Shrimp project (USDA funded SAFETI project implemented by Winrock International). As senior management team member in IOM Dhaka (2013-2015), she maintained communications and liaison with key government ministries e.g. Ministry of Foreign affairs, Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs, and focal for IOM Dhaka for Climate Change and M&E. She has an academic background in Zoology- Fisheries (Dhaka University).
For Individuals: $100
Organization Sponsorship: $250
For Individuals: $500
Organization Sponsorship: $1000
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All materials will be provided in electronic format, including ebooks and PowerPoints. Class recording will be available within 24 hours of each course session. A private Facebook group will be created for registered participants. A link to join the group will be sent with registration confirmation. This group will serve to connect with classmates and trainers for discussion and questions.