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University of South Carolina Grant Writing Certificate program

Grant Writing

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:

 

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.

 

Registration and Fees

Tuition for the Grant Writing Certificate program is $1,322, which includes all course materials and the University of South Carolina certificate upon completion.  Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed specific details about the program approximately one week before the begin date.

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Grant Writing Certificate
04/22/2019 – 04/26/2019

Monday - Friday
5 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The program location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the program begins.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM$1322
Grant Writing Certificate Program ONLINE
5/6/2019 – 5/17/2019

Monday - Friday
10 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Online instructions will be emailed approximately one week before the course starts.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm$1322
Grant Writing Certificate
07/8/2019 – 07/12/2019

Varies
5 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The program location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the program begins.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM$1322

Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.