ENC 5235: Grant Writing

In the world of grant writing, one can imagine grant seekers and grant funders (usually foundations) as two groups with shared values engaging in a discourse about their identities. Ultimately, funders allow grant seekers to accomplish what they want to achieve, while funders will be known by the projects they grant. This course will help students negotiate the discourse of grant writing by teaching them:

  • The history, theory, and purpose of foundations
  • Practical strategies for matching grant seekers to grant funders
  • How to analyze Requests for Proposals
  • The mechanics of grant writing, including letters of inquiry, statements of need, budgets, and action plans.

Over the course of the semester, students will apply these concepts in developing their own grant proposal