November 28, 2012

Introductory grant writing class is Feb. 5-6

by Kristen George

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Finding the funds for research or programs can often be a challenge. 

Fortunately, there is help available for those seeking assistance in securing funding.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Continuing Education and Outreach will host an Introduction to Grant Writing class in February.

The course will meet Feb. 5-6, from 6-9 p.m., in Lawson Hall, room 141.  The deadline to register is Jan. 28.

This mini-course is for individuals who want to learn about the process of obtaining grants from government or private organizations.  Individuals should plan to participate actively in class discussion and help compose a grant proposal outline.  Bob Ross, the class instructor, has more than 25 years experience in grant writing.  Ross has more 25 years experience in grant writing.  He wrote grants for Rend Lake College for 17 years, during which time he brought in approximately $19 million in new grant money.  He also worked as a grant writer at Shawnee College for eight years, bringing in about $8 million in grant funds.

The registration fee is $50.

To register, or for more information, contact Continuing Education and Outreach at 618/536-7751, or visit the website at