Grant Writing

Master Certificate in

International Grant/Proposal Writing

10 -12 Weeks Live Online Course (Private Cohort by Invitation Only)
Course Timeline: October 7– December 23, 2022 (Fridays)
Registration closes September 30, 2022

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.

Course Overview

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 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

Course Format

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 1
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5

– 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
– Annex

– Presentations by Proposal Teams
– Road to Success: Pro Tips to Win a Grant

Course Materials

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.


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