Teaching grant writing with service learning




Griffith, James D.
Hart, Christian L.
Goodling, Morgan M.

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International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning


Grant writing experience can be a valuable asset for students completing masters-level degree programs across a variety of disciplines. A service learning grant writing project was incorporated in a multidisciplinary program evaluation course as part of a writing requirement. Twelve students served as “ghost writers” and wrote grant proposals to foundations for community organizations. Projects were assessed by ratings provided by faculty across departments who served as judges. Qualitative data was collected from students and organizational sponsors that showed high levels of satisfaction from both groups and an awareness of reciprocity of benefit from service learning were observed in both groups. Benefits and limitations of the pedagogical technique are discussed.


Article originally published in International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 18(3), 222-229. English. Published online 2006. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/251443154


Grant proposals, Pedagogical techniques, Multidisciplinary programs


This is the published version of an article that is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/251443154. Recommended citation: Griffith, J. D., Hart, C. L., Goodling, M. M. (2006). Teaching grant writing with service learning. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 18(3), 222-229. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.