Grants and Proposal Writing


Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify online resources to search for funding
  • Describe the basic sections of a proposal
  • Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
  • Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

Course Materials

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1, 2, 3, 3.5, or 4 hours of continuing education credit (depending on class length) awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be delivered through the mail at a later date.


Grants and NN/LM Funding Opportunities Course Instructors

Evaluation Office

Karen J Vargas,

Middle Atlantic Region

Kate Flewelling, ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Cathy Burroughs, , ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Terri Ottosen, ,

Update Author

Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Original Author

Michelle Malizia, former Associate Director, NN/LM South Central Region