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SOCI610 - Grant Writing and Fundraising for Social Scientists

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI610 Course ID: 5068 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In this course, students will develop grantsmanship skills specific to social scientists working in academic and public service career fields. Students will learn how to secure funding for competitive research projects. Students will learn to identify appropriate sources of grant funding, tailor their proposals to different funding audiences, write successful grant proposals, manage research budgets, and produce summary presentations and reports for funders. In addition to grant writing, students will explore other fundraising sources and skills for social scientists.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify social science grant programs
  2. Evaluate traits of successful grant proposals
  3. Create a grant proposal for mock submission
  4. Construct a research budget
  5. Create a grant summary

*Note: Successful completion of the sociology graduate program requires a portfolio with artifacts from your courses. Save all of the assignments you submit in class, whether they are marked as an artifact or not, for use in your portfolio at the end of the program. Depending on when you complete SOCI698, your past courses and assignments may no longer be accessible to you.*

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment 1: Grant budgeting *Portfolio Artifact* 20.00 %
Assignment 2: Submitting a grant proposal 20.00 %
Assignment 3: Mock summary 20.00 %

All course materials are free and provided in our Library. Link to our eReserve page in the Library and select this course to access your materials.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified
Book Title:Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition : Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780826100900
Publication Info:Springer Publishing Company
Author:Gitlin, L. and Kevin J. Lyons
Book Title:Collaborative Grantseeking a Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners, and Persuading Sponsors (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780313391859
Publication Info:Greenwood
Author:Miner, J. Griffith, J. and Miner
Book Title:Winning Grants Step by Step : The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781118378342
Publication Info:Jossey-Bass
Author:O’Neal-McElrath, T, & Carlson, M
Book Title:Developing a Winning Grant Proposal (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780415535342
Publication Info:Routledge
Author:Orlich, D. and Nancy R. Shrope

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.