Grant Writing Workshop

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Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA)

The UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies' Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) grants are offered to highly motivated undergraduate students enrolled and in good standing at UC Davis. Awards can be used to pursue fieldwork abroad in a developing country or working domestically on poverty alleviation, inequality, and topics related to global development.

In this 8-week seminar, you will learn how to prepare a grant proposal for a Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) grant (up to $2,500). Each workshop session builds on the previous week, and includes interactive written activities that will culminate in a complete PATA proposal. The seminar is limited to undergraduate students who are eligible for PATA grants. Please review PATA eligibility criteria before enrolling.

  • Tuesdays Jan 7 — Feb 25, 2020
  • 1:10 — 3 p.m. (Location TBD)
  • CRN 73525 | 2 units (P/NP)
  • Instructor: Ingrid Behrsin, Ph.D.

Class dates:

  • January 7: What is this program? Where can I go? Who can I work with? PT 1
  • January 14: What is this program? Where can I go? Who can I work with? PT 2
  • January 21: Writing an abstract; Requesting a letter of recommendation/sponsorship
  • January 28: Writing a proposal: review criteria PT. 1
  • February 4: Writing a proposal: review criteria PT. 2
  • February 11: Peer Review; Revising proposals
  • February 18: Preparing budgets
  • February 25: Proofreading; Application form details
PATA Grant Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020

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