USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Grant Writing Certificate


Registering for the entire certificate program, beginning in October 2014, 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, October 3, 2014

Needs Based Assessment and Research, October 24, 2014

Intermediate Grant Writing, November 20 & 21, 2014

Program Development & Evaluation, December 5, 2014 

*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: PE14-1752: Grant Writing Certificate
 Dates: : 10/03/14 - 12/05/14
 Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Fee: $1322.00
 Session(s): 5
 Notes: This course enrolls you into all four Grant Writing Courses with the 10% discount reflected in amount due

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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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