PNC Non-Credit Grant Writing Program

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: December 1, 2014

PNCThe Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and Office of Learning Technology, in partnership with Independent Cat Society, in Westville, will offer a non-credit workshop explaining how to write grants.

The 10-week workshop meets Wednesdays from Feb. 11, through April 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will be taught by Dr. Anastasia Trekles, PNC clinical professor and director of Learning Technologies, and Roberta Jocius, grant coordinator and an adoption counselor for the Independent Cat Society; a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare.

Registration is $395 and includes all materials. Special rates are available for PNC students, alumni and employees. The registration deadline is Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Independent Cat Society.

This course is designed to help participants become more skilled in grant writing and identifying grant-providing agencies and foundations. Through practice in developing and refining ideas at each major stage of the grant writing process, participants will become more familiar with the necessary steps in obtaining a grant and defining the requirements of a grant-funded project.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify grant requests for proposal that are available and obtain information on how to qualify and apply by researching and discussing with peers to share resources, determine what a quality grant proposal looks like, describe and rationalize how grant funding will be spent in a proposal and relate how a grant-funded program will be evaluated for effectiveness.

To register or obtain further information about this program, visit or contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5748, or Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Boehlke.