Grant Writing Workshop

Join UIC's grant writing experts in a one-day, interactive workshop designed specifically for individuals with little to no grant writing experience. 

Workshop Details

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: UIC Campus

Fee: $350

Discount: $300 for University of Illinois Alumni, Employees or Current Degree-Seeking Students

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 31 at 12pm central time 

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In this highly participatory workshop, our expert UIC instructors will guide you through a comprehensive overview of the grant writing process, including:

  • Types of funding sources available to nonprofits today
  • How to research grant opportunities and assess the best fit for your funding needs
  • What your organization must have in place before writing a grant
  • The primary components of a grant proposal and how they fit together
  • How to communicate effectively with prospective funders
  • Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and ideas, and leave with:

  • Confidence in your ability to prepare a foundation grant proposal
  • Practical knowledge you need to succeed in grant writing
  • Experience working on a team to prepare proposal pieces for a fictional organization
  • A workbook for planning, developing and writing successful proposals
  • A valuable network of connections with instructors and workshop participants (bring your business cards!)
  • A list of the top grant writing resources on the Web
  • Senior executives from some of Chicago’s most successful funding organizations will discuss what they look for in a winning grant proposal. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel. Past Funder’s Panel members include:

  • Jaime Arteaga, Program Officer, LISC Chicago
  • Angelica Chavez, Justice Program Officer, The Field Foundation of Illinois
  • Tameeka Christian, Program Manager, Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund
  • Kimberly Jones, Founding Partner, MKH Arts Management
  • Caroline McCoy, Program Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • Luis Roman, Program Manager, J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Brandon Thorne, Program Manager, Senior Program Officer, W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation 
  • Meet The Instructors

    Attention researchers: The curriculum for this course focuses on philanthropic foundation grants, not research grants.

    Please note: This workshop routinely sells out. Register Early! The registration deadline is 12pm central time on Tuesday, March 31.

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    UIC Extended Campus refund and withdrawal policy for Grant Writing Workshop.