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Course Name
Beyond Grant Writing and Approaching Viable Funding Sources with Success

Contact Hours: 10

Course Description
This self-directed course will guide the participant through the process of finding, applying and successfully engaging grant funding sources.

The five (5) week course will start with the elements that lead to successful funding and include case studies of successful grant applications. A measure of success checklist will be presented for each possible grant application and the participant will, through case study applications, act in part as a potential funding reviewer.


Outcome
Provide guidelines and process for success grant applications. Engage the participant in the grant review process. Develop a grant application checklist for success.


Assessment
Participants will submit an sample grant application noting points that are "funding worthy" and engage in a dialogue around the application. Student assessment will include participation in readings and weekly work through discussion threads and final checklist assessment. All assessments are postured toward direct application of lessons learned.


Outline

Lesson Plan

Reading: Grant Writers Dilemma article Discussion Thread (via e-mail): What have you observed that are characteristics of a successful grant application?

Submit (via e-mail): Written brief of your proposed grant application. Include the title and an abstract of the grant. This will be reviewed by the facilitator and comments will be returned via e-mail.

Reading: Elements of Successful Grant Applications Discussion Thread (via e-mail): What elements have you observed constitute negative elements of grant application?

Discussion Thread (via e-mail): Developing the process flow checklist to a successful grant application.

Final submission of grant application success process flow (via e-mail). Discussion Thread (via e-mail): Checklist application.

Final Evaluation Summary Paper: Lesssons learned (7 - 9 pages).