ES 524: Proposal Writing & Project Management

Synonym:

76315 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Christa Daniels

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 5/21 - 5/22 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Sat 6/11 - 6/12 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Sat 7/9 - 7/10 (1:00PM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: RMC – Required alternate to GIS; CB, Cert, EAO, EE & IND – Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010 & Spring 2011: RMC-W – Required; ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SD & SDCC- Methods or elective
Restricted to RMC – W and RMC students from April 12 -26. Open to all ES students on April 27.

This course will focus on gaining competency in the three phases of the grants process: planning, research, and writing. Students will research and explore public and private funding sources appropriate to the human services and environmental fields. The criteria for selecting potential funding sources, the basic elements of a proposal, and developing successful collaborative efforts will be emphasized. Students will interactively engage in each phase of the process and will demonstrate their learning through the development of a funding proposal that is relevant to their area of concentration or research. Effective project management tools and skills (such as tracking personnel, budget spread sheets, use of Gantt charts, etc.) will be discussed and explored through case studies and classroom applications. Additional contact hours will be met by specific online coursework.