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Who is this course for?

This course was originally developed by INASP and later contextualised for early career researchers in Uganda through a collaboration with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). If you are an early career researcher in Uganda and you would like to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal, this course is suitable for you.

What will you learn?

On completion of this course, you will have developed or improved your skills in:

  1. Carrying out essential preparatory steps before you write a grant proposal, including searching for grant opportunities
  2. Preparing a suitable CV as a supplement to a grant proposal
  3. Writing a well-structured grant proposal
  4. Using an effective writing style in a grant proposal

Start and end date of the course

7th November to 12th December 2022 (5 weeks)

Topics covered
  • Preparing to Write a Grant Proposal
  • Preparing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Writing a Grant Proposal
  • Writing Style for a Grant Proposal
Expected time commitment

2 to 3 hours per week

Learning resources and activities

Text-based learning resources; check-your-understading quiz; discussion forum with facilitator support.

Note: This is a largely asynchronous course: you can study in your own time and engage on the forums whenever you'd like to. Unless you are notified about live video sessions, please assume that there will not be any such events.

What support you can expect

The course leaders will respond to your questions about grant proposal writing on the discussion forum.

Further, if you have any questions about technical matters related to the learning platform or navigation, you can use the technical support forum in the course.

Completion criteria

Going through the learning resources and attaining a passing score in the check-your-understanding quiz. You will receive a certificate if you meet the course completion criteria.

Internet and device requirements

To make the most of this course, you should ideally have reliable access to the internet for the duration of the course. The course materials are not particularly heavy as they are text based (videos are given optional resources), so the course will not consume a significant amount of internet data.

While we recommend a computer for the coursework, you may use a mobile device such as a smartphone to learn on the course.

Is there any advice on how to learn online?

This PDF document may be useful to help you prepare to learn online. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions.

You should first be logged in to this site. Create an account for yourself on this site (if you don't have one) or log in with your existing account. Click the 'Log in' link on the top right hand corner to proceed.

After you have logged in with your account, come back to this page, that is, the page you are reading now. Bookmark this page in your browser to come back to it easily. You will see a field near the bottom of the page to enter an enrolment key. (If you don't see the enrolment key field, make sure you are on the course information page.)

Enter the enrolment key given to you by UNCST and click 'Enrol me'.

Copy the enrolment key carefully and paste it in the enrolment key box, making sure there are no spaces or other characters.