Today's post is a review of the Udemy course Grant Writing: Keys to a Successful Proposal by Dr. Richard Feenstra. The course provides an excellent balance of content. Dr. Feenstra covers how to search for both government and foundation funding, he walks through the common elements of a grant proposal, and he offers suggestions on how to approach the writing process. Dr. Feenstra also provides an introduction to proposal budgets.
Courses on proposal development and grant writing are difficult to get right. Sometimes they give too much of an overview and fail to provide practical guidance. At other times, they are too focused on a particular type of grant to be of general use. The course reviewed in this post, Grant Writing for Education released by lynda.com, has achieved the right balance. Although oriented toward educators, the majority of the content applies to grant writing in any field.