Grant Writing and Project Management training is aimed at increasing knowledge in a variety of areas that deal with application for grants and proposal writing. This training also provides a basic understanding of what a grant is and why it is important for professionals in the field of health to apply for grants. Learners will become familiar with practices and techniques that should be adopted to overcome the challenge of not being successful when applying for grants.
A range of different approaches have been applied to Grant Writing for the purpose of improving research and increasing chances of receiving grant awards - from developing guidelines, process improvement, feedback to large-scale and collaborative improvement. However, the range of approaches is not well understood among professionals at MTRH.
As a result, interventions known to lead to the drafting of better proposals are not consistently practiced by grant applicants. Poorly composed proposals mean that chances of being awarded a grant are limited.
This training therefore aims to introduce learners to principles and approaches that can help them to continually improve their skills in Grant Writing. This will be achieved through understanding underlying principles of proposal Writing, and provide an overview of different approaches to improve chances on being awarded. The course will introduce a wide range of methods to improve quality of applications and then focus on process improvement after getting a grant.
By the end of the training, learners should be able to:
- Explain what is meant by a grant.
- Explain the specifics of a quality proposal.
- Discuss key frameworks and principles for improving grant applications.
- Name some of the sites from which they can apply for grants.
The course providers would like to thank developers of the Power Point slides being used in this training for their valuable work that will enhance the capacity of MTRH staff.