Grant Resource

NSF -
"A guide for proposal writing"
Conferences & outreach 

NIH -
Grant Writing Tips Sheets     
Workshops & Training 

Grant Writing Resources at WUSTL

Grantwriting Class is offered through University College at WUSTL in the spring sememsters. 

Grant Training Center offers a variety of workshops tailored to the specific needs of faculty. Workshops are available at various locations across the country.  Please check out their blog.

WUSTL Becker Library - NIH Public Access classes and updates


Foundation Center offers the following free online classes.

Foundation Center - Proposal Writing (break down of each section) 

Recorded Webinar, Free
This webinar will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization's readiness for foundation fundraising, addressing such questions as:
  • What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding?
  • What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so?
  • What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?
Recorded Webinar, Free
If you are an individual involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research, or anything else arts-related, this webinar will show you how to identify funders supporting individuals working in the arts. We will also touch on grantmaker motivations in funding individual artists, and the variety of support options available.
 
Self-Paced eLearning, Free
Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders.
This free course gives you insight into the grantseeking and grantmaking processes, focusing on the many opportunities for communication between grantseekers and potential funders.
The course includes the following lessons:
  • Setting the Stage: Getting Ready to Approach Funders
  • Making the Initial Approach
  • What Happens While the Proposal is Pending?
  • The Site Visit
  • The Decision Has Been Made: What Happens Next?
Recorded Webinar, Free
Are you new to the field of grantseeking?
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised course that combines elements of Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders and replaces those two classes.
You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:
  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
Recorded Webinar, Free
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!
This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:
  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
Self-Paced eLearning, Free
This course is geared to the novice grantseeker and will answer budgeting questions such as:
  • What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it?
  • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?
  • How do you determine reasonable costs?
  • What types of expenses can be included in the "overhead" category?
  • What other financial documents will funders want to see?
Recorded Webinar, Free
This webinar is geared to the novice grantseeker and will answer budgeting questions such as:
  • What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it?
  • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?
  • How do you determine reasonable costs?
  • What types of expenses can be included in the "overhead" category?
  • What other financial documents will funders want to see?
Self-Paced eLearning, Free
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. Offered in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
For those new to proposal writing, this course will cover:
  • How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
  • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
  • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
  • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
  • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

 

Amanda Heitkoetter, 352 McMillan Hall  
Financial and Grants Specialist
Campus Box 1088

aheitkoetter@wustl.edu    314-935-3044


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