USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Grant Writing Certificate


Registering for the entire certificate program, beginning in January 2015, enrolls you in the following courses which meet from 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00 on the Columbia campus:  

Introduction to Grant Writing, January 15, 2015

Needs Based Assessment and Research, January 20, 2015

Intermediate Grant Writing, January 26-27, 2015

Program Development & Evaluation, February 5, 2015

*When you register for all four courses at once under the "Grant Writing Certificate" option, the tuition of $1322 reflects a 10% discount off of the $1480 price you would have paid if you enrolled and paid for each course separately.


Upcoming Sessions

 Course: PE15-1905: Grant Writing Certificate
 Dates: : 01/15/15 - 02/04/15
 Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Fee: $1322
 Session(s): 5

 Course: PE15-1910: Grant Writing Certificate
 Dates: : 04/03/15 - 05/21/15
 Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Fee: $1322
 Session(s): 5

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About the Instructor    

 Dr. Vanessa Nelson-Reed 

Dr. Vanessa Nelson-Reed is the Director of the Education Support Services Unit at J.A. White & Associates, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina.  She possesses over 15 years of experience in grants management, peer reviewing for grants, and request for proposals (RFP) development. 

She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University, a Masters in Education in College Student Development from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.  She brings her practical experience and hands on experience to the Grant Writing courses.  She lives in Irmo with her husband Larry and their two children.


If you would prefer to register by phone, please contact us at (803) 777-9444.


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