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Grant Writing

The UWF Grant Writing course is designed to teach the foundations of the grant application writing process for professionals in any field. You will receive a thorough overview in grant researching, writing strategies and the knowledge required to submit successful foundation, state and federal grant applications.

Grant binder and professional on computer

Writing successful grants is a critical process for non-profits and other organizations to secure funding. It is important to not only understand the key elements of the grant writing process but also how to craft a competitive and strategic grant application.

This 18-week online course focuses on the rhetorical and audience analysis skills needed to read a Request for Proposal (RFP), as well as how to create an intentional message that targets the specific expectations of a granting agency in form, content and style. You will learn the six stages of grant writing and understand best practices for writing effective grant proposals. By the end of the course, you will have a fully completed grant proposal prepared for a funding agency and grant of your choosing.

Online Grant Writing Course

Schedule: Start anytime, 18-week average for course completion. Includes course access for 22 weeks.
Required Textbooks (Students required to purchase on their own - not included in Tuition):
Proposal Planning & Writing Sixth Edition, Jeremy T. Miner and Kelly C. Ball. ISBN-13: 978-1440863349, ISBN-10: 1440863342
Getting Funded 6th Edition, Renee Bourque and Susan Howlett. ISBN-10: 0984277250, ISBN-13: 978-0984277254

Have Questions? Contact student support at or 850.473.7468.

Location: Online
Tuition: $399.00
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Course Objectives

  • Engage in analytical and critical reading to assess the expectations of a target audience.
  • Understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal such as objectives, problems addressed, methodology, evaluation, assessments, budget and cover letter
  • Prepare and adapt professional, competitive, compelling and successful content that address specific needs of granting agencies
  • Use style and grammar to communicate effectively with audiences.

About The Instructor

An adjunct instructor in the UWF Department of English, April Mohlmann has a diverse educational background with degrees in Conservation Biology, Ecosystem Science and American Studies. She previously worked in the nonprofit sector as the education director for a large semi-urban Nature Center, where she assisted with the organization's grant writing efforts, and was part of acquiring funds for ongoing operating costs, educational outreach and for various community-based projects. She has taught writing at the college level since 2009, with a particular emphasis on writing for STEM fields.

Grant Writers - Employment and Education

Grant writers research, draft, and submit proposals that help organizations or individuals receive grant funding. Much of the employment and wage information about grant writers is anecdotal because the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not collect data specific to this occupation. BLS counts many grant writers among other types of writers and authors.

Technical Writers Job Stats
  • Job Outlook: 6% (As fast as average)
  • Number of Jobs, 2021: 55,400
  • Median Pay: $78,060 per year

Source: June 2023