Grants & Proposals: If you Write it They will Fund! Online Grant-Writing Class, to begin Tues. January 7, 2020


This virtual workshop outlines the components of a successful proposal and the steps to get there. Learn how to improve your chances of getting funded through fund sourcing, proper planning and organization, concise writing, collaboration, and proposal submission. From the comfort of your home or office participate in learning activities, independent grant writing work, and online discussions.

Dates:  the next course offering will begin on Tuesday, January 7th 2020.

You can get more information on the CPD calendar here: (under Registration-Calendar) or through the Grants microsite here: (this page is still being updated with dates but the content is accurate.)

* Your final project for this class is a grant proposal, so it is great to take this course while working on a specific application.  Although the text book is for science writing, this course is valuable to participants from all disciplines.

Intended Audience:
Faculty and project staff, grants administration staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, grant writers.

Learning Outcomes:
At completion of this workshop, all students should be able to:

  • Define the types of funding/potential funding sources
  • Connect to local grantseekng/application resources and entities on our own campus
  • Identify the relevance of project collaborators, while respecting ethical authoring
  • Develop proposal sections
  • Identify steps needed for proposal submission
  • Personalize the grantseeking/application process for your own interests/disciplines

Required Text:
Participants should purchase Writing Successful Science Proposals, 3rd edition by Andrew J. Friedland and Carol L. Folt available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble(eBook).

Participants will need:

  • Internet access
  • Your own proposal ideas for homework activities

The workshop is scheduled to run over twelve (12) weeks. During this time, you will be reading the text, posting to online discussions, and exploring additional resources. Over the workshop period, you will be compiling chunks of your own grant proposal.

To achieve a certificate, you must participate in each weekly online discussion and compile at least a draft grant proposal in an area of interest. You can expect to spend 3 to 5 hours/week in the workshop’s activities and your own independent writing.

Format: Asynchronous Online – Blackboard Learn 9.1

SUNY Research Foundation/SUNY Center for Professional Development Scholarship

If you are interested in this course, CPD points may be available through the RF/CPD scholarship. Details about the scholarship program and the application are available on the Research Foundation for SUNY website. Please note that eight (8) scholarships (valued at 275 CPD points each) are available and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. You may reach out to Jenna Lehr, Learning and Development Manager, at the RF for additional information about the scholarship opportunity.

Jennifer Snyder

Program Coordinator

SUNY Center for Professional Development

6333 State Route 298, Suite 102

East Syracuse, NY 13057

P – 315.214.2446

F – 315.437.0835