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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 349
Phone: 785-628-5840
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Eight-Week University Grant Writing Certification Program

No travel required - the course is offered online.
Total cost: $175
Register for the next class here. (The next class begins September 8, 2016.)
The program is offered online three times each year. Contact us for information on other times.

This is an introduction to the grant proposal writing course, although several highly experienced proposal writers have found great value in our course as a review and refresher course. The areas of focus will be the key parts of the most sophisticated type of proposals: title page, abstract, statement of need, goal, objectives, procedures, budget, qualifications, evaluation, sustainability, dissemination, sources cited, and appendix.

What do previous students say about this program? Read testimonials here.

5 Reasons to Take Part in FHSU’s Eight-Week Grant Writing Certificate Program

  1. Unlike most grant writing training offered throughout the United States, this program is provided by a University, rather than an individual or small company. Fort Hays State University has been around since 1902, and has been offering online instruction since the early 1990’s. The academic integrity of the Eight-Week Granting Writing class is unsurpassed.
  2. Most training lasts one or two days. This program lasts two months and is provided online, which allows you time to more fully integrate information within you.
  3. Most grant writing seminars hand you a certificate at the end of the seminar, usually given simply for attendance. There is no check on the information learned. The certification for the Eight-Week Grant Training class is performance based, and people who receive the certificate have demonstrated their grant proposal writing ability. You must score 70% or higher on a test to receive a certificate.
  4. Because many professions require employees to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as part of their professional development, you will receive 10 CEUs for this training, even if you score below 70% on the test.
  5. Most grant writing training is not taught by someone with a PhD. Your instructor, Dr. Keith Campbell, has his PhD in sociology, which is the study of society and groups of people. His academic training combines with his success as a grant proposal writer, consultant, grant proposal reviewer at the national level and more than 20 years of teaching grant writing at the university level.

Register online for the next class, which begins September 8, 2016. If you can't start then, get added to the Department of Sociology's contact list to be informed of future offerings (typically three a year).

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