Teaching & advising


I am teaching the following course in Spring 2019: 

PA 795: Grant Writing and Management (MPA elective course)

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  1. seek, solicit, and receive grants from foundation and government sources to support public and nonprofit projects;
  2. manage grants effectively; and
  3. assess grant applications and oversee funded projects.

Your learning will be hands-on, and as such, you will be evaluated for the practical knowledge you demonstrate in completing the assignments. You will benefit from focusing on a particular policy area throughout the course.  

The course assignments are:

A1) Funding search
A2) Background narrative (why a program would be beneficial)
A3) Budget document and budget narrative
A4) Grant proposal narrative
A5) Grant management report
A6) Funder’s perspective: grant application assessment
A7) Full grant proposal

The required book is:

Hall, Jeremy L. 2010. Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs. Jones and Bartlett. ISBN: 9780763755270.


All other materials will be provided to students.


Getting a head start on your Martin School MPA/MPP Capstone: some guidance

Funding sources for PhD students (last edited September 2016)

Here is a list of external funding sources of relevance to public policy & administration Ph.D. students and ABDs (updated by Jue Young Mok in August 2016; most recent edit in September 2016):