The Preflight Grantsmanship Certification Series is a free learning resource designed for educators or researchers who are interested in writing a grant proposal for the first time.  This training focuses on taking the participant through the process of transforming experience, expertise, and interests into a concept summary for beginning the full writing process. The five sequenced modules equip participants with a foundation for finding the right grant, engaging a team of collaborators, and starting the grant writing process. The topics addressed in this series include: developing fundable ideas, understanding the current landscape for grant funding, finding the right grant, crafting a problem statement, finding a mentor, and forming a writing team. Network membership is required for modules Day 2-5. Sign up here.

Certification for this program requires completion of two deliverables: 1) The Preflight Grantsmanship Self-Assessment, and 2) The Executive/Concept Summary. The training is designed as a self-guided and self-paced modular series.  Once the two deliverables are successfully submitted at the end of the learning experience, a Certificate of Training will be issued by the HSI STEM Hub to the participant.  Questions regarding this series can be addressed to [email protected].

Download the Preflight Grantsmanship Tool (click here)

Before continuing to module/day 1

Module One / Day One

In this module, you will uncover how the intersection of your ideas, experience, expertise and interests can become fundable ideas and projects. You will also explore the grant landscape for work that is currently being done in your area of interest: researchers and current funders interested in this area. Our panel walks you through resources and provides tools available for this exploratory process. You will also begin to explore your field of interest for potential mentors and how to frame your ideas for discussion with a mentor.

Sign Up for the HSI STEM Hub Network

to continue to modules 2 -5


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