A guided approach to research grant proposal writing
What you'll learn
- How to assess ideas that are fundable
- How to find appropriate funding opportunities for your research idea
- How to write a complete research grant proposal with attachments
- How to compile and submit a complete research grant application
- Have a research idea that you would like to turn into a research grant proposal
- Have an idea for which you are looking for funding
- Be committed to practice as you go through the course
Why the course?
There is an assumption that researchers or lecturers by the nature of their work can write persuasive research grant proposals to support research and also bring in the much needed research funds to the institution. While this may be the expectation, many times researchers or lecturers do not have the know-how of research grant proposal writing.
This course is therefore designed to provide upcoming researchers or lecturers a guided approach to research grant proposal writing by:
ensuring best fundable ideas are fronted;
appropriate funding opportunities are sought;
all components of a research grant application are submitted;
an appropriate budget is presented and
the organisation is presented in the best possible light.
The research grant writing course can also support a research administrator tasked with the responsibility of compiling and submitting a full set of research grant applications with all required attachments. The course can also benefit a student keen in pursuing a career in research grant proposal writing to join research teams and contribute to research grant proposal writing activities.
The course targets
A student keen in pursuing a career in research grant writing
Beginner to intermediate level
At the end of the course, you will be able to?
Write a compelling research grant application
Complete that research grant application you have shelved for a while
Find appropriate funding opportunities for your research project
Support the compilation and submission of a complete research grant application
Join research teams and have a good head start to research grant writing
Who this course is for:
- Upcoming researcher, lecturer setting out to write research grant applications
- A research administrator with responsibility for supporting researchers compile and submit complete research grant applications
- A student keen in pursuing a career in research grant writing
Joan has over 15 years work experience in Not-for-Profit organisations including national and international not-for-profit organisations and a public university.
She has been responsible for stewardship of grants/awards at local and international charities as well as at a public university. At the public university she was responsible for both pre and post award grant management including administration. Specifically, she was sourcing for funding opportunities relevant for the institution along with the researchers and, the eventual management of successful awards.
She has been responsible for grants and contract management worth over $30m from funders like DFID, European Commission, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SIDA, Irish Aid and even individual supporters. She has also supported fundraising efforts worth over $20m from funders like DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institute of Health and a local corporate company.
Joan is passionate about building skills in grant writing, fundraising, grants and research management in not-for-profit environments. Over the years she has trained over 250 participants including researchers, research administrators and staff within institutions she worked for involving implementing partners or sub grantees staff in grant writing, fundraising, financial management and, grants and contract management.