Certificate Award in Basic Grant Proposal Writing

About the Program

This is an intensive and practical certificate program designed for current grant writing professionals and newcomers to the field. Participants will learn how to locate grant-funding opportunities, make informed decisions about which opportunities to pursue, and develop strategies for preparing, writing, and editing grant applications. Participants will also learn how to effectively bring together a writing team and manage their time effectively with a time/page allocation formula. 

In addition, the program will demonstrate the value of writing from a reviewer’s perspective and incorporate techniques to maximize the number of points scored.  Participants will improve their writing and editing skills by rewriting example proposal sections. In-depth reviews of specific sections—including key personnel, budget, evaluation, and self-sufficiency—will be incorporated into the program. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring laptops in order to facilitate writing, rewriting and sharing their comments with others.

This is a non-credit professional development certificate with no prerequisites. All of the necessary coursework to obtain the Certificate Award in Basic Grant Proposal Writing is included in your registration.

Program Availability

February 3-11, 2017 (Visalia Campus) - REGISTRATION OPEN
Location Fresno State Visalia Campus (click for location details)
Dates of Instruction* Friday, February 3, 2017; 5:30PM-9:30PM
  Saturday, February 4, 2017; 9:00AM-3:00PM
  Friday, February 10, 2017; 5:30PM-9:30PM
  Saturday, February 11, 2017; 9:00AM-3:00PM
Class Name EXEDUC 136
Class No. 37192
Instructor Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.
Prerequisites None
Cost $350
Registration Deadline February 3, 2017 (pre-registration recommended by January 27)


*Attendance on all dates of instruction is required for the certificate.


Fresno State Grant Writing Certificates

Fresno State's Division of Continuing and Global Education offers a variety of grant writing certificate programs. Location and availability will vary.

Certificate Name Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Basic Grant Proposal Writing Basic Grant Proposal Writing I Basic Grant Proposal Writing II N/A
Beginning Grant Writing and Management Basic Grant Proposal Writing I Basic Grant Proposal Writing II Detailed Writing and Review of Grant Proposals
Advanced Grant Writing and Management Governmental Grant Writing Private Foundation Grant Writing Budgets, Allowable Costs and Evaluations