Outline of Student Activities for the
University Grant Writing Certification Program

The University Grant Writing Certification Program is a manageable way for you to get the grants training you need without the expense of a conference or the commitment of a for-credit program. Here is what you can expect in terms of workload if you enroll in this program.

"For both the novice and veteran proposal writer, this class offers a blueprint for success in writing grant proposals. Along with the DVD, the clear and concise course guide takes you step-by-step through the proposal writing process." - Gloria H., Grant Proposal Writer for a rural hospital in Minnesota

Weeks 1 and 2:

  1. Read/skim the training manual (100 pages),
  2. Check messages from Dr. Campbell through Blackboard, and
  3. Interact with other students through Blackboard.

Week 3:

  1. Carefully re-read Sections I and II in the manual,
  2. Write your answers to the 49 questions at the end of Section II,
  3. Check for messages from Dr. Campbell through Blackboard, and
  4. Interact with other students through Blackboard.

Week 4:

  1. Carefully reread Section III in the manual,
  2. Write your answers to the 17 questions at the end of Section III,
  3. Check for messages from Dr. Campbell through Blackboard, and
  4. Interact with other students through Blackboard.

Week 5:

  1. Read Sections IV and V in the manual,
  2. As a self-test of your skills, select a proposal topic of your choice and write the main parts of a proposal for that topic,
  3. Check for messages from Dr. Campbell through Blackboard, and
  4. Interact with other students through Blackboard.

Week 6:

  1. Review everything,
  2. Especially study the areas with which you feel least comfortable,
  3. Interact with other students through Blackboard, and
  4. Speak with Dr. Campbell by phone to ask questions in preparation for the test.

Week 7:

  1. Take the certification test through the computer at a time convenient for you.

Week 8:

  1. Receive notification of your performance on the certification test. (Note: Students who score lower than 70% on the certification test will have one more opportunity to take and pass the test at no additional charge.)

Within three weeks from the end of Week 8:

  1. Receive your University Grants Training Certificate if you scored 70% or higher on the certification test, and
  2. Receive a certificate documenting your Continuing Education Units if you took the test.

 If you have questions about the University Grant Writing Certification Program, please contact Dr. Keith Campbell, program coordinator.

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