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Grant Writing Academy for Child Development Researchers

Grant Writing Academy for Child Development Researchers

Week 1-September 18, 2023, 1-2:30 PM Eastern
Learning Objectives:
  • Increased ability to use a Theory of Change stakeholders group to plan research projects needing grant funding.
  • Increased ability to finetune search criteria (keywords and Boolean indicators) for research projects.
  • Increased ability to review, qualify, and markup Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO).

Week 2-September 29, 2023, 1-2:30 PM Eastern
Learning Objectives:
  • Increased ability to research and qualify for potential foundation funding grant opportunities.
  • Increased awareness of the need to conduct a go/no-go assessment for grant funding considerations.
  • Increased awareness of why and how to initiate pre-submission communications and build win/win relationships with potential private sector funders.

Week 3-October 2, 2023, 1-2:30 PM Eastern
Learning Objectives:
  • Increased understanding of the need to write narrative content that aligns with the published peer review or evaluation criteria for government grant applications.
  • Increased ability to write award-winning foundation grant requests for research projects.
  • Increased overall understanding of what it takes to win highly competitive grant awards for research projects.

  • Certificate of Completion issued by the Grant Writing Training Foundation to individuals who participate in all three live sessions.

Dr. Beverly A. Browning has been training grant writers for nearly five decades. Her clients have included small businesses; career, volunteer, and combination fire departments; chambers of commerce; faith-based organizations and units of local and county municipal governments; state and federal government agencies; school districts and colleges; charter schools; social and human service agencies, hospitals, service associations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Browning has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving more than $750 million in awards. Dr. Browning is the author of 47 grants-related publications, including seven editions of Grant Writing For Dummies,™ Nonprofit Kit for Dummies,™ Fundraising for Dummies,™ Grant Writing for Educators, How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant; Faith-Based Grants: Aligning Your Church to Receive Abundance; Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals and Perfect Phrases for Fundraising; Nonprofit A—in-One for Dummies, and Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Sustainability.

She holds earned degrees in Organizational Development and Public Administration (with a minor in Health Care Administration). Dr. Browning was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2002 from the United Kingdom in Business Resource Management. She is a grant writing course developer and online facilitator for (Cengage Learning/Wiley Publishing). Dr. Browning’s online grant writing courses are taught to thousands of students annually on She is the Founder and Director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation (2007) and CEO of Bev Browning, LLC (2018). In addition, Dr. Browning is a member of the Grant Professionals Association (20 years) and received an award for Outstanding Contributor to the Grant Profession. She is an 8-year Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) member. Dr. Browning is also one of the founders and a governing board member of a de novo community bank in Phoenix, Integro Bank. In addition, she was appointed Executive Director of the Integro Bank Foundation in 2022. In 2023, she joined the governing board of the Grant Professionals Foundation.