Grant Writing and Administration Certificate FAQs | CSUDH CEIE | Carson, CA

Grant Writing & Administration FAQs

Grant Writing & Administration Certificate of Completion (hybrid online/on-campus)

Course Descriptions, Schedules & Costs | FAQs

What does the program cover?

Topics covered include grant writing, grant proposals, grant budgets, funder research, the application process, methodology, evaluation, assessment, timelines, performance reporting, direct funding, in-kind contributions, foundations, principal investigators, leadership development officers, forums, conferences, and networking.

What experience level is required?

Students from all different levels will benefit: beginners will learn about the grantsmanship field, while working professionals already in the grant administration field will gain valuable and advanced knowledge.

How long does the program take?

Altogether, the program can be completed in 3 months. If a student is unable complete within their initial term of registration, they are allowed to register in subsequent terms.

How much work is involved?

The work extends beyond workshop level; the program includes intensive work, with researching, reading and writing activities as the focus. Each of the 3 courses requires an assigned paper (which typically involves approximately 10-15 hours of work).

How are assignment topics chosen?

You can select relevant topics for your content and study, provided that the material and resources follow the processes taught in class. Bring ideas and subject matter of personal interest (for example: Youth Programs, Health Issues, etc.).

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 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process. When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1). If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH (

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; please check the Course Schedule for the program to ensure that you can enroll on time.

Have other questions?
Check this program's FAQs (if provided), or simply call: 310-243-2075, email:, or use our LiveChat ↘ to ask questions or leave a detailed message regarding this program.