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Essentials of Grant Proposal Development

FSU pays for an annual subscription to CITI Program courses that includes “Essentials of Grant Proposal Development.” According to CITI,

“Whether you are a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty member, or other professional, an understanding of grants, how to find them, and how to create and submit a proposal are critical skills that are often not part of formal training programs. Essentials of Grant Proposal Development aims to take much of the mystery out of grant writing by walking learners through the process one step at a time with in-depth instruction that includes videos, exercises, resources, and examples.”

The course includes the following sections:

  • An Introduction to Grants
  • Getting Started in Grant Writing
  • Finding and Selecting Funding Opportunities
  • Crafting a Proposal Development Plan
  • Creating the Proposal Narrative
  • Tables, Forms, and Documents
  • Preparing the Budget and Budget Justification
  • Understanding the Proposal Review Process
  • Bringing It All Together
More details can be found here.
You can choose all or just some of the modules, and they do not need to be completed in order.



Starting the Course

If you have a CITI Program account, follow these instructions (if not, see below):

  1. Log in to the CITI Program.
  2. Select "My Courses" at the top left.
  3. Select "View Courses" next to Frostburg State University.
  4. Scroll all the way to bottom of page.
  5. Within the Learner Tools grey box, select “Add a Course.”
  6. Under “Essentials of Grant Proposal Development (EGPD),” select “Yes.”
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."
  8. Once you see the course, click "Start Now."

If you do not have a CITI Program account, you can create one from the login page.

  1. Click “Register” (below the CITI Program logo).
  2. Enter “Frostburg State University” under “Select Your Organizational Affiliation.”
  3. Check the box to agree to the Terms of Service.
  4. Check the box to affirm your organizational affiliation.
  5. Proceed from there.