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AuthorAID's Basics of Grant Proposal Writing Self-Study Course

By Maisie Northing | May 14, 2024  | Proposal writing Online courses

Did you know, that apart from Massive Open Online Courses, AuthorAID also provides a variety of freely accessible self-study courses on the learn@inasp platform? ‘Self-study’ means you can undertake the course at your own pace, study at the times you want to, and that the course is not facilitated. This enables you to fit your learning around your schedule. You can enrol in any our self-study courses at any time.

Today we introduce you to AuthorAID’s Basics of Grant Proposal Writing Self-Study Course.

AuthorAID graphic - red background and all text in white. The AuthorAID logo is at the bottom, and a white straight border surrounds all the text. The text reads "Did you know AuthorAID has lots of self-study courses? Enrol in our Basics of Grant Proposal Writing Course now! Learn about preparing and writing grant proposals - from searching for opportunities, to using an effective writing style


Who is this course for?

This course is for early career researchers with not much experience of writing successful grant proposals.

Are you…

  1. An early career researcher?
  2. Someone who would like to learn about the key skills for preparing to write a grant proposal?
  3. Someone who hasn’t had a lot of success in writing successful grant proposals?

If so, our Basics of Grant Proposal Writing course is for you!

Read on for key information about the course. We hope to see you enrol soon!


What is this course about?

This course will walk you through the foundational skills to get you on track to writing successful grant proposals. This self-study course comprises of four learning resources, called lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Preparing to write a grant proposal
  • Lesson 2: Preparing a CV
  • Lesson 3: Writing a grant proposal
  • Lesson 4: Writing style for a grant proposal

Additionally, there are a couple of bonus resources that follow on after the lessons.


What are the learning outcomes of the course?

  • Carry out essential preparatory steps before writing a grant proposal, including searching for grant opportunities
  • Prepare a suitable CV as a supplement to a grant proposal
  • Write a well-structured grant proposal
  • Use an effective writing style in a grant proposal


Around how much time will this course take?

Learners on the course should set aside at least 6 hours to complete it. We recommend that you complete the course within 3 weeks of starting.

Example certificate for completing the course. The INASP logo and 'research and knowledge at the heart of development' is at the top right, in blue font. The certificate reads 'Certificate of Completion', next line, blurred out name of completer, 'has met the completion criteria for the self-study tutorial Basics of Grant Proposal Writing'. The next line is the date, and below are the 4 learning outcomes, the average study time of 6 hours, and then text that the tutorial is offered by INASP, and how to verify the authenticity of the certificate.


What are the completion criteria?

To complete the course and receive a certificate showing your completion, you need to:

  • Complete the pre-course survey
  • Go through all the learning resources
  • Pass the check-your-understanding quiz (unlimited attempts are allowed on the quiz)
  • Complete the feedback survey


How do I enrol?

You can enrol – at any time – for the course here: https://learn.inasp.info/enrol/index.php?id=363

If you don’t already have a learn@inasp account, you will need to register and create an account. Once you are logged in, you can enrol in the course.

Completing the course – ensuring you have fulfilled the completion criteria – will mean you receive an exciting downloadable certificate. You could share it on your LinkedIn – or other social media – profile, and tag @AuthorAID!

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