Summer School - Grant Writing and Proposal Development, 19 June - 1 July 2016, Netherlands


Deadline:

April 01, 2016

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Event Date:

June 19, 2016 - July 01, 2016


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Grant Writing and Proposal Development

Grant writing is a skill in high demand. Academic institutions expect their faculty to apply for grants to gain preeminence in research. Private companies seek professionals who can be persuasive and articulate ideas well. Non-profit organizations depend on proposal development to achieve their mission. Through this course, you will learn the foundations and frameworks of proposal development that will make you an asset for any organization. 
 

The Summer Institute offers a two-week Introduction to Grant Writing programme, followed by an optional one-week Advanced Grant Writing and Proposal Development session.

You have the option of taking the Introduction course (Option 1) or the Advanced course (Option 2). You can also opt for taking both the Introduction and the Advanced sessions for a reduced price (Option 3). For more infomation on the different options, please visit the programme information page.

Programme information

Grant Writing and Proposal Development

The Summer Institute offers a two-week Introduction to Grant Writing programme, followed by an one-week Advanced Grant Writing and Proposal Development session.

You have the option of taking the Introduction course (Option 1) or the Advanced course (Option 2). You can also opt for taking both the Introduction and the Advanced sessions for a reduced price (Option 3).

Option 1:  Introduction to Grant Writing and Proposal Development

This introductory course will expose participants to the strategies of conceptualizing and developing a grant proposal. Participants will be introduced to several organizations engaged in local and global activities targeted at education, outreach, and community development. Guided by individual ideas they wish to develop, participants will learn how to strengthen partnerships, identify resources, approach prospective sponsors, and develop their proposed projects.

The topics covered by this two-week course will guide you through the essential stages of proposal development, including formulation of specific project goals, collection and presentation of supportive background data and budgeting for appropriate project costs. You will learn about the mechanics of writing and editing for effective presentation of their proposal ideas. 

   
Programme dates: 19 June - 1 July 2016 
Academic Opening: Sunday 19 June 2016
Housing dates: 17 June - 2 July 2016
Academic Director:

Yulia Strekalova

Option 2: Advanced Grant Writing and Proposal Development

This advanced summer course is designed for grant writing professionals with some experience in developing proposal ideas for extramural support. Through this course, participants will learn advanced frameworks and skills that will allow them to develop stronger, responsive proposals. Participants will learn how to identify collaborators, develop the overall proposal design as well as needs statement, budget, and evaluation sections, and assess proposal components based on funders’ criteria. The final product of this course is a draft of a grant proposal.

You can join this advanced course if you have completed our two-week Introduction course or if you have 1-year of professional grant writing experience. 

   
Programme dates: 3 July - 8 July 2016
Academic Opening: Sunday 3 July 2016 
Housing dates: 2 July - 9 July 2016  
Academic Director:

Yulia Strekalova

Option 3: Introduction & Advanced Grant Writing & Proposal Development

This three-week course is constructed as a 2+1 model. The first two weeks give an introduction to grant writing, and the final week offers an opportunity to expand upon the skills learned in the first two weeks. If you are participating in the Introduction course and then the Advanced course, you will receive a reduced tuition fee.

   
Programme dates: 19 June - 8 July 2016 
Academic Opening: Sunday 19 June 2016
Housing dates: 17 June - 9 July 2016
Academic Director:

Yulia Strekalova

Study Load

The programme schedule from Monday to Thursday includes:

morning lecture (2.5 hours)

lunch break (1 hour; provided by the University)  

afternoon workshop (2.5 hours).

On Fridays, participants will go on excursions (participation included in tuition fee).

Credits

As a Summer student you will either receive

  • an official certificate
  • or both a certificate and a transcript (if you take the course for credits)

with an official seal from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Participants who are not seeking course credit for this course will develop proposal components and receive feedback from the instructor. For participants seeking course credit, the main product of this course is a draft of a grant proposal. Participants will be evaluated based on the coherence of the overall proposal, proposal’s fit to the mission and need of the chosen non-profit organization, the quality of writing, and the clarity of proposal organization.

Tuition, Costs & Scholarships

Grant Writing and Proposal Devlopment

Tuition 

    
    Introduction
   Course
   Advanced
   Course
   Introduction and
   Advanced Courses
Length of programme    2 weeks    1 week    3 weeks
Tuition    € 1000    € 750    € 1500

 

The tuition fee includes:

  • lunch on class days
  • public transportation card
  • access to course materials on Blackboard
  • excursions and site visits
  • certificate of attendance
  • credit students also receive a transcript

The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.

 

Housing

As in many major European cities and combined with growing tourism during the summer months, there is a shortage of affordable housing in Amsterdam. 

Participants can either arrange their housing through providers in the private sector such as Airbnb and Booking.com, or participants can request accommodation through the Summer Programmes Office and our housing partners. For those that would like our assistance in booking accommodation, the Summer Programmes Office reserves two types of furnished short-stay accommodation. The first type is basic dorm-style student housing, provided by the housing corporation, De Key. The second type is a hotel room at The Student Hotel (The Student Hotel functions as a both a hotel for tourists and visitors, and a short-stay accommodation for students, young professionals, and interns). 

In the online application for the programme, you can choose if you would like us to help you arrange housing. There is a limited number of rooms, so it is first come, first serve. 

For more detailed information on the two types of accommodation offered by the Summer Programmes Office, please see the table and PDFs below.

    
 Introduction 
Course
Advanced 
Course
Introduction and 
Advanced Courses
Length of programme 2 weeks 1 week 3 weeks
Housing dates 17 June - 2 July  2 July - 9 July 17 June - 9 July
Location Basic student housing the Student Hotel

First 2 weeks: Basic student housing

Final week: the Student Hotel

Housing fee  € 425 € 270 € 695

Cancellation Policy

Students may cancel their participation in a summer programme for a full refund, minus €250 administration fee (and potential housing costs), if the Summer Programmes Office staff is notified in writing (email is valid) at least 30 days before the start of the programme (opening date).  No refunds will be given after this date.  If students know there is a chance they may have to cancel, we encourage them to contact us as soon as possible so that non-refundable items are not booked for them. 

In the event that a programme must be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or an insufficient number of students, students who have paid tuition and housing fees will be reimbursed in full.  If applicable, students will be offered a spot in another programme, if a similar programme is available. 

Scholarships

U21/LERU Partial Scholarship

If your university is a member of the Universitas 21 network and/or LERU network then you may be eligible for a partial scholarship of €500.  You must also be a current student at that university when you apply for the summer programme.  If you graduate before the start of the summer programme but were a student at the time of submitting your application, you will still be eligible for the scholarship.  

Students studying at Dutch universities on these lists are not eligible for these scholarships.    

You must verify that your home university is a member of the LERU network and/or the U21 network. The Summer Programmes Office GSSS will then be able to submit your application to the U21/LERU scholarship fund. The final decision on granting these scholarships is made by the UvA following acceptance of the candidates into the summer programmes. The €500 scholarship will be deducted from your tuition.  

  • Step 1: Check your eligibility by making sure that your home university is in the LERU or U21 network.
  • Step 2: Apply to the programme and indicate that you are applying for a LEUR or U21 scholarship.  
  • Step 3: Upon acceptance you will hear if you have received the partial scholarship.  

AUF/AUV Travel Grant Scholarship

The Amsterdam University Fund is offering three € 400 partial scholarships for students in the Graduate School of Social Sciences Summer Programmes. The scholarship will help to cover the expenses for travel to and from the Netherlands. The conditions for eligibility for the scholarship are as follows:

  • You are applying to a summer programme
  • You are not living in the Netherlands

Priority will be given to UvA Alumni. The grant cannot be used in conjuncture with other scholarships (i.e. LERU/U21/GEP). 

If you meet the above conditions and would like to be considered for the scholarship, please write “AUF/AUV” in “scholarship” field on the online application, and write a one-page letter which states why you need the travel grant in order to participate in the summer programme.

The Amsterdam University Fund (Stichting Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds) is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam Alumni Association (AUV) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In order to apply for the travel grant, you must have a complete application on file with the Summer Programmes Office.

Further funding

Below you will find links to scholarship databases and other known places to look for funding. There is also information for American and Canadian students who are interested in applying for a loan.

Application & Admission Criteria

Grant Writing and Proposal Development

Deadline for application:

April 1, 2016

Student Profile

Introduction to Grant Writing & Proposal Development

Applicants for this summer course must be at least undergraduate (Bachelor) students entering their 3rd or 4th year. 1st or 2nd year students are welcome to apply, but a strong personal motivation letter and reference letter are recommended, because the level of the programme is highly competitive. 

Graduate students, academic faculty, and community leaders with little experience in developing grants for international projects will also find this course useful for developing and practicing grant-writing skills. Participants will be expected to have an idea for a grant proposal that they will be developing during the course. 

Once participants have completed our Introduction to Grant Writing and Proposal Development course, they have the option to stay a week longer to participant in our Advanced Grant Writing and Proposal Development course.

Advanced Grant Writing and Proposal Development

Graduate students, faculty, and community leaders who have had previous grant writing experience and are interested in developing grants will find this course useful for developing and practicing grant-writing skills. Participants will be expected to have an idea for a grant proposal that they will be developing during the course. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay discussing their grant writing experience and providing a brief description of the proposal idea they plan to develop during the course. 

You can also choose to complete our Introduction to Grant Writing and Proposal Development (2-week course) prior to the week-long Advanced Grant Writing course. It is not mandatory that you take both courses, however if your application is not strong enough to follow only the week-long Advanced course, you may be redirected to our Introduction course. 



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