Course Description

Learn and apply established methods of planning, writing and revising proposals through study, practice, peer and instructor feedback, and assignments. Topics include; types of proposals, uncovering the needs of the funder, and finding funding sources (grants). You will have the opportunity to prepare a proposal based on your workplace, non-profit organization, research, or interests. The completed proposal will be evaluated as part of the course mark. Formerly: WRI 280 Writing Effective Proposals for Grants, Sales and Funding

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify different types of proposals
  • Apply standard writing steps in preparing proposals
  • Plan, write and revise a letter of inquiry and a proposal
  • Identify audience, purpose and requirements, and select appropriate writing style and form
  • Write commonly used components of proposals
  • Recognize how style and form are as important in written communication as the message


Formerly: WRI 280 Writing Effective Proposals for Grants, Sales and Funding
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Online Asynchronous
Sep 10, 2024 to Nov 04, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.00
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Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need
Author: Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox
Publisher: Basic Books 
Edition: Fifth Edition
ISBN-10: 1541617819
ISBN-13: 978-1541617810 

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

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