Grant Writing Certificate

For many organizations and businesses, grant writing is a critical “lifeline” for their funding. Consider writing a grant to help get the funding needed to operate your business, programs or projects. The University of Georgia’s Grant Writing Certificate is a classroom program offered at UGA’s Gwinnett Campus in Lawrenceville, Georgia.


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 24 hours / 2.4 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: Oct. 26 - 29, 2015

    Cost: $799 (includes materials)

This program gives you the confidence and know-how to develop a successful grant proposal. You’ll learn how to identify funding resources, develop an attractive program, meet tough deadlines, and much more. You’ll also learn how to apply grant-writing techniques to a variety of fund-raising campaigns.

Over four days, the Grant Writing Certificate program will cover these four components:

Program Development for Grant Writers

Using common grant development formats, participants will proceed step-by-step through the development of a concept to a completed proposal, emphasizing hot topics and hot fields with funding resources; identifying and evaluating the most appropriate funding sources; researching a problem and supplying the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a grant proposal; and identifying the characteristics of successful grant writers.

Writing Skills for Grant Writers

Examine writing techniques to help you write smarter and faster. Topics include writing tools, word-processing shortcuts, needs assessments and report writing, desktop publishing, proofreading, copyediting, and online processes for grant applications.

Funding Resources

Examine the characteristics of different funding resources and learn how to find and use those most appropriate for your programs and projects. Learn about funding fundamentals beyond grant writing, including annual solicitations, capital campaigns, and endowments; municipal fundraising; volunteer management; strategic planning; board development; and public relations.

Managing the Grant Process: From Program Development to Final Reports

Understand the latest grant application trends, including more online grant processes, new government regulations, and new social policies. This class will review the many different categories of grants for programs and projects.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with little or no grant writing experience. Experienced and professional grant writers looking to enhance their skills. Anyone looking to start a new career or further their existing grant writing career. 

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

October Session — Register now
Monday, October 26 - Thursday, October 29, 2015
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$799 (includes materials)

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 24 hours of course work.

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, your attendance is also required for all four sessions.

Jack Smith M.P.A. is a nationally recognized grant writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1985 his consulting practice has provided grant writing services to more than 150 organizations. In addition to his consulting and teaching assignments, Jack has been a member of a team of grant writers for the African Society for Laboratory Medicine and the United States Center for Disease Control. These assignments have taken him to Johannesburg and Ethiopia, Africa.