About the course
The University of South Carolina’s Grant Writing Certificate program is designed to prepare you for the practical and conceptual aspects that are critical to the grant writing process. You can earn your certificate from USC - in the classroom or online!
Learn the skills and strategies to write effective grant proposals
The University of South Carolina's Grant Writing Certificate program is designed to prepare professionals for the practical and conceptual aspects that are critical to the grant writing process. The ability to locate, propose and obtain grants is essential for organizations in most industries, including: government, nonprofit, foundation, education, public health and social work.
USC’s Grant Writing program is designed to set you up with strategic outlines and the ability to demonstrate innovative thinking to gain a competitive advantage with high caliber proposals. You will be engaged in hands-on training in the grant proposal process – from research to submission, and even revisions – and provides you with the unique opportunity for peer and professional review and feedback.
You must participate in all five days or all online sessions of training to receive a Grant Writing Certificate from the University of South Carolina. This certificate recognizes professionals as successfully completing the formal training in the discipline of grant writing. Once you complete these requirements, you will have a full understanding of the critical elements, strategic techniques and systematic methods necessary for a successful grant proposal.
The curriculum will cover the following:
- Introduction to Grant Writing
- Needs Based Assessment
- Program Development and Evaluation
- The Grant Writing Process
Learn on Campus
The University of South Carolina's flagship campus provides exceptional academic resources in an energetic environment that easily connects you to other students. Nestled in downtown Columbia, you'll be close to everything. Classes are held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on the Columbia campus.
The classroom courses are held on the Columbia campus from 9:00AM - 4:00PM each day.
Learn from Anywhere
Learning in our live, online course is just like being in a classroom without traveling to campus. No matter where you live in or outside of the country, you will have the opportunity to take the course and you will only need access to a computer and the internet. Best of all, it won't require pricey software, new hardware or advanced computer skills.
The online certificate program is held in the evenings from 6:00-9:00PM for two consecutive weeks.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.