PNC Offers Grant Writing Course for Educators in 2015

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: July 9, 2015

PNCPurdue University North Central’s Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and Office of Learning Technology, in partnership with Westville’s Independent Cat Society, will offer a non-credit workshop for current and future educators who want to learn how to search for and write grants more effectively.

The workshop will meet at the PNC Westville campus on July 30, Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT. Registration is $159 and includes all materials. Special rates are available for PNC students, alumni and employees. The registration deadline is July 27 at 4 p.m.

Participants will learn how to identify appropriate grant funders and foundations locally and otherwise, as well as how to determine whether their projects or organizations would be eligible to respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs). They will study compelling storytelling techniques that increase grant seekers’ chances for success and put them to use by leveraging a range of tools and resources that will be shared. Participants will discover and explore elements of successful grant proposals by examining real-life examples, as well as how to apply what they have learned in order to develop and refine their own grants throughout each step of the process. They will network with fellow educators and learn from their experiences, as well as those of the instructors, who have a wealth of grant-related knowledge.

This program will be taught by Dr. Anastasia Trekles, a PNC clinical assistant professor of instructional technology and the Director of Learning Technologies and Roberta Jocius, the grant coordinator and an adoption counselor for the Independent Cat Society; a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare, in Westville. Part of the program proceeds will benefit the Independent Cat Society.

To register or obtain further information about this program or to register, visit or contact PNC’s Office of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5343, or Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact (219) 785-5748.