The Course (Start Date: July 6, 2022)

Submit your next grant with confidence, knowing you're on the right track.

    1. 101. Motivation. Why grant writing matters for your career.

    2. Orientation: Workbook, Course Format, Group Coaching, Slack, and Contact Info

    3. 102. Learn. Myths that hold people back.

    4. 103. Learn. How to write a fundable grant.

    5. 104. Deliverable. A plan for writing your next fundable grant.

    1. 201. Motivation. Why options matter.

    2. 202. Learn. Types of grants.

    3. 203. Learn. The grant process.

    4. 204. Exercise. Usual Suspects: Find good targets.

    5. 205. Exercise. Abstracts: Study what's compelling.

    6. 206. Deliverable. Shortlist of potential funders. Abstracts of grants potential funders liked.

    1. 301. Motivation. Start with work you care about.

    2. 302. Learn. Ikigai: A framework for generating ideas.

    3. 303. Exercise. Brainstorm ideas.

    4. 303 Continued. Dealing with nothing new.

    5. 304. Exercise. Your shortlist of ideas.

    6. 305. Deliverable. List of ideas matched with potential funders.

    1. 401. Motivation. Start with ideas that create the most leverage in your career.

    2. 402. Learn. External values.

    3. 403. Learn. Why meetings matter.

    4. 404. Exercise. Uncover external values.

    5. 405. Deliverable. One grant idea to pursue.

    1. 501. Motivation. Why pitching matters.

    2. 502. Learn. One pagers: Function and structure.

    3. 503. Exercise. Build your pitch.

    4. 504. Exercise. Construct your one pager.

    5. 505 and 506 Combined. Avoid common mistakes. Deliverable. One pager you can pitch to program officers.

    1. 601. Motivation. Why fit matters.

    2. 602. Learn. Who are program officers.

    3. 603. Learn. How program officers can help you.

    4. 604. Exercise. Contact your program officer.

    5. 605. Exercise. Prepare and take notes.

    6. 606. Deliverable. Meet with a program officer. Form a relationship: send thank you emails.

About this course

  • $595.00
  • Step-by-step framework for writing fundable grants
  • Bite-sized videos, a workbook to get you results, and a student community
  • 3 group coaching sessions

Who is this Course For?

  • Scholars who want to write fundable grants. As scholars, we're trying to get support for our ideas. This unique goal shapes how we write grants (no matter the discipline or career stage).

  • Scholars who want freedom and career choice. You'll learn universal grant writing skills so you can choose where to pitch your ideas. You won't be limited to one type of grant or funder.

  • Scholars who want to fast-track their grant writing development. Our step-by-step framework shows you where to invest your energy and time.

Your Guide

Betty Lai

I'm an associate professor and the author of The Grant Writing Guide (Princeton University Press). I study child mental health, and I have published over 70 peer reviewed articles on this topic. My research as a Principal Investigator has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, among others. These efforts have been recognized with awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • It's so hard to get funded now. Can you guarantee I'll get funded after this course?

    No one can guarantee funding. If someone tells you they can, walk away fast! But I can guarantee that the skills and exercises in our course will make a difference in your chances of being funded. These skills are based on my experiences securing funding from NSF, NIH, and more, as well as my interviews with 100 grant writing experts from diverse disciplines.

  • Do I need to have a grant idea already or a target funder?

    No! I'm going to show you how to develop winning ideas and how to find the funders that will love your ideas. These are important grant writing skills.

  • What if I can't make one of the three group coaching sessions (July 13, 20, and 27 from 11am-12pm EDT)?

    No worries! I will email detailed notes after each coaching call. You can also post your questions in our Slack community or send them to me via email. I want to make sure you get all of your questions answered.

  • How long will it take me to finish the course?

    The course is designed to run four weeks (from July 6 - 27). But it's also self-paced and meant to show you the fastest way to develop your grant writing skills. So feel free to work faster if that suits your goals! You will have access to all of the video lessons, exercises, and our community Slack channel as soon as the course opens on July 6.

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