Grant Proposal Course starts this November (2018)

Grant Proposal course provides guidance on developing a strong application that will allow reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of your proposal. You will learn how to put your ideas into proper words, arrange a clear and concise paper and search grant market for the potential funder.
This course is open to masters, doctoral, post-doctoral, and research affiliates of MISIS university only.

You will also learn how to react to negative feedback from reviewers and resubmit your proposal. The course focuses on useful project management tools and possible budget pitfalls.
Class 1 – November 6 (3 hours, from 6-9 pm)
Class 2 – November 13 (3 hours, from 6-9 pm)
Class 3 – November 20 (3 hours, from 6-9 pm)
Class 4 – November 27 (3 hours, from 6-9 pm)
Class 5 – December 4 (3 hours, from 6-9 pm)
Class 6 – December 11 (3 hours, from 6-9 pm)
Class 7 – December 18 (2 hours, from 6-8 pm); final grant presentations; required for the certificate
Class 1) Welcome/get to know you; discussion of student experiences; proposal writing process: planning, research, writing, follow-up
Class 2) PLANNING: importance and practice of specificity/pitfalls of translation/know your audience
Class 3) PLANNING: outline and its importance in an organization/clear, concise writing
Class 4) RESEARCH: focus on funders’ interests/follow funders’ guidelines
Class 5) WRITING: how to put the proposal together/basic elements of the standard proposal: executive summary, narrative (and all its parts: statement of need, project description, organization, information, conclusion), budget, supporting materials
Class 6) WRITING: Revisions and edits; importance and usefulness of storytelling in the grant-writing process
Class 7) FOLLOW-UP: what to do with rejections and
GRANT-WRITING in PRACTICE: student presentations and demonstrations
(for the purpose of 1) individual student grant term projects and
2) the practice of spoken English in a presentation
The course focuses on the university core disciplines and is conducted in English.
After the course, the candidates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Johanna CampbellJohanna Campbell
is an English language teacher, trainer and curriculum developer with extensive field experience across the US and overseas.

Her expertise includes teaching intensive academic English with top-tier American universities (7 years), language program instruction and administration in US-based colleges in the Middle East (2 years), training, tutoring, writing center coaching, and presenting at myriad professional engagements (14 years). She has spoken on such varied topics as a cultural influence on English teaching and learning, civic resource use to generate language production, and student learning beyond the classroom. Her research interests include how culture shapes language, learner-centered oral fluency skills, and sociolinguistics.

She has traveled, lived and taught in the central and southern United States, across Western Europe, and in the Gulf region. She holds an MA in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Houston. Currently, she is serving as an English Language Fellow in Moscow, Russia.