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Grant Writing Certificate Program

Discover how to research grants, create outlines, map out goals, and identify the mission of grants in order to execute a concise and winning proposal. Choose to take the full certificate online or join us on campus. 

The University of South Carolina’s Grant Writing Certificate program is designed to prepare professionals for the practical and conceptual aspects that are critical to the grant writing process.

This four-course series will teach students how to research grants, create outlines, map out goals, and identify the mission of grants in order to execute a concise and winning proposal. When you register for the full certificate program, you'll receive a 10% discount!

Once you complete Introduction to Grant Writing, Needs Based Assessment and Research, Intermediate Grant Writing and Program Development and Evaluation, you will receive a Grant Writing Certificate from the University of South Carolina. This certificate recognizes professionals as successfully completing the formal training in the discipline of grant writing.

Once you complete these requirements, you will have a full understanding of the critical elements, strategic techniques and systematic methods necessary for a successful grant proposal.


Learn On Campus

The University of South Carolina's flagship campus provides exceptional academic resources in an energetic environment that easily connects you to other students. Nestled in downtown Columbia, you'll be close to everything.

Registering for the classroom-based Grant Writing Certificate program enrolls you in all four courses in sequential order:  Introduction to Grant Writing (one day), Needs Based Assessment and Research, (one day), Intermediate Grant Writing (two days) Program Development & Evaluation (one day).  Classes are held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on the Columbia campus.  


Learn from Anywhere

Learning in our live, online course is just like being in a classroom without traveling to campus. No matter where you live in or outside of the country, you will have the opportunity to take the course and you will only need access to a computer and the internet.

Best of all, it won't require pricey software, new hardware or advanced computer skills. You'll regularly meet your instructor online Monday - Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in a live interactive classroom setting.


Registration and Fees

Tuition for the Grant Writing Certificate program is $1,322, which includes all course materials and the University of South Carolina certificate upon completion.

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Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.

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