Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Edwards Hall, Suite 313
Fort Myers, FL 33965
The Professional Proposal Writing Course is designed for beginners as well as advanced grant writers who want to initiate or finalize their proposals. The course requires about 60 total hours to complete and is asynchronous - meaning you don't have to attend online at any specific time.
The Professional Proposal Writing Course is designed for beginners as well as advanced grant writers who want to begin or finalize their proposals.
Understanding that proposals vary, the instruction and materials have been separated according to participants' interest in project or research grants. We will walk you through key search engines, locating the donors and grants that fit your needs, and writing proposals that win competitions.
During this course, you will receive a proposal writing workbook and helpful tools and resources. Each course lesson contains an interactive audiovisual presentation on key topics, interactive activities to supplement the presentation, and optional assignments to gain first-hand experience.
After completing this online course, you will know how to:
After this online course, you will understand how to navigate grant procurement. Also, you will be able to demonstrate the excellence and innovation of your idea, which will propel your project or research beyond other submissions.
These START NOW/START ANYTIME courses enable students to enter anytime and work at their own pace as long as all coursework is completed in 30 days. The courses requires about 15 total hours to complete and are asynchronous - meaning you don't have to attend online at any specific time.
These courses are topic-specific. They cover the following key grant writing areas:
Your instructor is Dr. Mathilda (Tillie) Harris. Dr. Harris has written grants, conducted capital campaigns, developed strategic plans on grant procurement and assisted individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully write and receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multi-lateral donors.
Dr. Harris has conducted national and international workshops on grant planning, writing, development and procurement at such universities as Columbia University (New York), University of California (Berkeley), University of North Carolina, Carnegie Mellon University, and more.