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Extended University offers summer grant-writing course beginning June 8

May 28, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Montana State University's Extended University offers a grant-writing course that begins Monday, June 8. The course is broken into three sections; participants can choose various options depending on what stage of grant writing they are in.

Section 1 is an overview of grant writing, including discussions on what makes a fundable project and proposal, how to research funding opportunities and how to determine which funding opportunities represent a good prospect for your project idea. Section 1 is a pre-requisite for future sections. The course runs on June 8, 9 and 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $199.

Section 2 is optional and is designed for people who are working on a specific proposal and want to delve deeper into budget development, proposal planning and writing. Section 2 takes place on Monday, July 6 and Thursday, July 9. Participants must have completed Section 1. The cost is $99.

Section 3 is also optional and is available at no additional charge to those who have completed Section 1 and Section 2. This section includes three hours of individualized coaching or editing with the instructor. Times and dates will be set up with the instructor. Sessions must be completed by Sept. 7.

The instructor is Elizabeth Bird, a project development specialist at MSU. She has more than 20 years' experience in writing and managing grants and has assisted grantwriters in the submission of over 100 proposals.

For more information, visit Students can register online or by calling Extended University at (406) 994-6683 during business hours.

Contact: Nicole Soll, (406) 994-6633,