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Grant writing?

I am interested in being able to write grants.How do you become trained in writing grants? Is it a course or a degree?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

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  • 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/...

    Good luck.

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