Scientific Grant Proposal Writing & Publication

Course description

This course will focus on grant and proposal writing covering the research and prospect identification process, foundation grants, government grants and the relational process of grant approvals. 

Target group

This course will benefit all persons, organizations and authorities bidding for grants for implementation or research projects.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the participant will be able:

  • To understand the competitive marketplace of grants, research grants that will fit with your organization’s strategies and capabilities, and develop systems for continuously identifying the best prospects.
  • To write professional grant proposals for corporate, private foundations and government grants that present your organization in a way to maximize your chance of getting approved.
  • To understand the relational element of getting your grant approved including identifying contacts, getting meetings, presenting your opportunity in person and how review and approval processes work.

Training venue

The training will be conducted at UCU School of Medicine campus Mengo or any other venue communicated in advance.

Course content
  • Course Introduction and overview
  • Matching project ideas with potential grant sources
  • Grant formats and criteria
  • Peer review
  • Writing the Statement of Need
  • Writing the implementation strategy
  • Writing the outcomes
  • Writing the key personnel
  • Writing the Evaluation
  • Writing the Budget
  • Letters of recommendation and other attachments
  • Writing the Executive Summary
Training Methods

This course will be available on face-to-face and Online. It will encompass specific facilitator inputs (e.g. lecture presentations), combined with a variety of interactive learning activities, including structured group work, demonstrations, group and individual reflection, role plays, self-study and writing, and plenary discussions

Mode of assessment

The course will be assessed using pre and post-tests, continuous progressive tests, presentations, and group discussions


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate from Uganda Christian University.


To register for the course, please click on the link Please Register  or pick a form from our administrative office at UCU School of Medicine Mengo near Namirembe Cathedral. Application forms cost a non-refundable fee of UGX 30,000 


A training fee of UGX 500,000 will be charged for the course. This covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Payment should be sent to our bank account before the start of training and proof of payment sent to NOTE: Foreign currencies will be converted using prevailing forex rates.  

Visit for a variety of payment options. The Administrator shall avail an Access Code to Distance Learners upon presentation of proof of payment.

Training Schedule
The course will be available: –
Study Options Days Duration Study Time
Week Days (Day) Monday - Friday For 2 weeks 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Week Days (Evening) Tuesday & Thursday For 1 Month 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekends (Day) Fridays & Saturdays For 1 and a half Months 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online At convenience Course Must be complicated within 3 months from the time of Registration.