We surveyed the mentees in our Online Mentoring Program and found that most mentees selected grant-writing as one of their top interests. In a time when the government is considering ways to cut federal public health funding, the ability to effectively write grants can make the difference between continuing and cancelling a public health program or service in your area.
We asked our in-house information specialist, Jo Averill-Snell, to research valuable resources for our OMP participants. Below is a list that may help improve your grant-writing skills:
- CDC grants information website
- NIH grant writing tip sheets (also see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_basics.htm and All About (NIH) Grants Tutorials)
- The Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Short Course
- Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Grant Writing Tips
- Center for Rural Health’s Grant Writing Tips
- How To Write a Winning Grant Proposal
- Emory Prevention Research Center’s Why Grant Proposals Fail
- Center for Participatory Change’s Writing a Grant Proposal
Now, more than ever, public health professionals will have to be creative in finding new ways to acquire funding to sustain their efforts and continue their programs!