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Department of Sociology
Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 349
Phone: 785-628-5840
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Distinctly Different Grant Writing Training

Do you get all sorts of offers to take advantage of the latest grants training, both online and face to face? Are you wondering how Fort Hays State University’s grant writing certification program is different from the many other opportunities out there?  Here’s how:

  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, 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.

"The content of the course is eminently and immediately practical. Dr. Campbell did an excellent job of personalizing the course. This is no small accomplishment given that it is offered online to students in a variety of disciplines who are spread across the country." - Luke L., VP of a rural hospital in Minnesota 

Contact us if you need more information or have questions about the Eight-Week University Grant Writing Certification Program.

Register online for the next class, which begins February 8, 2018. If you can't start then, get added to the Department of Sociology and Social Work's contact list to be informed of future offerings (typically three a year).

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