Mastering Grant Proposal Writing: Pathways to Successful Research Funding

This course is designed for researchers in developing countries who would like to improve their skills in developing grant proposals to obtain research funding. It is particularly suitable for early career researchers, or those with limited experience in developing proposals or winning grants.

International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP) have made this course available free of charge. This course will run for 5 weeks from 24 October to 27 November 2023. It is a largely asynchronous course, so you can study in your own time. It should take 5 hours to complete each week. A certificate will be generated automatically once the completion criteria have been met.

Individuals do not need a fast internet connection to do this course.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • 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
  • explain the role of collaboration in developing strong research proposals
  • identify strategies for seeking collaborators
  • plan for successful collaborative writing
  • consider significance, innovation, sustainability, and impact when developing a grant proposal
  • describe how to manage successful proposals; and how to move forward with a rejected proposal