I am interested in being able to write grants.How do you become trained in writing grants? Is it a course or a degree?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Most universities have professional development programs and seminars that focus on grant writing skills. Check with the graduate school, I know they offer such programs regularly.
One of the best ways to learn is to ask someone who's done it to mentor you along the way.
- 1 decade ago
Krazy Kistin is right. What's your background? What's interested you in grant writing? I was the primary proposal writer for a billion dollar campaign 3 years ago. I worked on private and corporate grants/proposals primarily. My position was with Development. The university had other proposal or grant writers who worked in Research and Sponsored Programs. They worked on government grants.
I now do some subcontracting to keep my skills up while I stay at home with my children.
My background before becoming a proposal writer was as technical editor and writer in the environmental consulting industry. I also wrote proposals for prospective government and private clients.
You may want to check into the following:
Teaching Yourself to be a Grantwriter - http://www.grantproposal.com/starting_inner.html
American Association of Grant Professionals - http://www.grantprofessionals.org
GrantExperts.com - http://www.grantexperts.com
Association of Fund Raising Professionals - http://www.afpnet.org/
Foundation Center - http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/learnabout/...