ERIC Number: ED432958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Funding: Obtaining Money for Curriculum Transformation Projects and Activities. Women in the Curriculum Series.
Susan, Jolie; Coulter, Sara; Jones, Sarah
This manual is a guide to basic sources of funding for curriculum change projects and activities in secondary and postsecondary education. Chapter 1 emphasizes the importance of clarifying goals and defining needs. Chapter 2 provides an overview of six types of funding sources: (1) in-house funding, (2) grants from another institution as part of a consortial project, (3) grants from private foundations, (4) grants from government sources, (5) individual donor giving, and (6) support from local groups. Chapter 3 then explains sources of current information on foundations and government agencies and includes sample pages from key resources as appendices. Chapter 4 tells how to find information about the funding sources most likely to be interested in a given project, and chapter 5 recommends strategies for communicating with the potential funding source. Chapter 6 offers suggestions for writing the proposal and a basic proposal outline. Chapter 7 provides advice on the critical issue of calculating how much your project will cost and how to represent these amounts in the grant budget. Finally, chapter 8 considers the outcome of the grant process, whether successful or unsuccessful. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Females, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Grants, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Proposal Writing, Secondary Education, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.
Note: For related documents in this series, see HE 032 663-689.