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PBHL 6502 Public Health Grant Writing


Discover the joy of grant writing and helping public health programs grow.

Format: Online
Duration 8 weeks

Public health programs require funding, and charitable donations can only go so far. That’s where grants come into the picture — and grant writers. In MPH 6094 Grant Writing for Public Health, you’ll go week by week through the stages of the grant writing process.

In this course, you’ll learn how a grant goes from hope to reality. You’ll learn the role of research in seeking out a credible topic and finding potential funding sources. You’ll discover the importance of good writing skills to communicate your proposal.

Sharing Your Views and Learning from Others

Regular discussions enhance your learning experience via interaction with your professors and peers on a range of relevant topics. The following is a sample discussion you may have in this course:



A plan for collaboration is often a key element to health care grants. When you include a plan to collaborate with other organizations, you demonstrate to the potential funder that sharing resources and expertise with like-minded organizations is an important part of the project. It will also likely influence both its success and long-term sustainability.

Discuss how you will create collaboration for your proposal. Include the organizations you will reach out to and how you will engage them in the effort. As you are reading the collaboration ideas of others, think about how you can continue to strengthen your own collaboration plan.

*Source: Sample Week 7, Discussion, and Collaboration.

What You’ll Learn in MPH 6094

This course provides an overview of the grant writing process and funding sources for research, practice and administration/planning grants and requires development of a full grant proposal. You will explore funding sources and match a funding source with a topic of your choosing. You will learn that a grant topic is the cornerstone to a well-written and funded grant.

You’ll discover the importance of budgets, sustainability after the funding has ended and the role of collaboration to bring other organizations and stakeholders together to share ideas and resources.

Finally, you’ll learn what it takes to create a grant by creating your own full grant proposal using the steps you learned throughout the course.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Grants and Funding Sources
  • Articulating a Topic: The Letter of Intent
  • Grant Overview
  • Program/Research Detail
  • The Evaluation Plan
  • The Grant Proposal Budget
  • Sustainability and Collaboration

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of MPH 6094 Grant Writing for Public Health, you will be able to:

  • Articulate a public health topic appropriate for grant funding.
  • Identify types of funding sources appropriate for public health efforts.
  • Distinguish between the distinct parts of a grant proposal.
  • Apply public health research concepts to the development of a full grant proposal.
  • Apply grant evaluation principles to a grant proposal.

Request More Information

To learn more about the online Master of Public Health curriculum from Benedictine University, including Grant Writing for Public Health, call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager or request more information.