English 371: Grant Writing
Writing effective expository text for grants and proposals. The skills of writing for a particular purpose and audience; conforming to stated guidelines; and using clear, concise language are emphasized.
By the end of this course, you should be able to create a complete and effective grant proposal. This includes the following:
- Write effective expository text that is clear, concise and free from jargon
- Write for a particular purpose and a particular audience
- Adhere to stated guidelines and requirements
- Conduct research to identify and define a problem or opportunity
- Conduct research to identify funders and funding opportunities, including guidelines, requirements, deadlines, and budget information
- Prepare budgets which express in dollars the same goals and methods expressed in words in the narrative.
- O’Neal-McElrath, Tori. Winning Grants Step by Step. 4th Edition.
- Karsch, Ellen and Arlen Sue Fox. The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need. 4th Edition.
- Additional readings assigned by instructor available electronically or as print handouts.
Assignments and end of semester grading
- 25% :: Informal Writing (homework, collaborative work, online discussions, etc.)
- 50% :: Proposal writing
- 25% :: Midterm and Final Exams
A 90-100 :: B+ 87-89 :: B 80-86 :: C+ 77-79 :: C 70-76 :: D 60-69 :: F 0-59