Montclair State University Research Development Specialist Dana Natale believes that grant writing skills are becoming an increasingly important part of every student’s tool kit.
In fall 2017, Natale taught a grant writing course in collaboration with the University’s Center for Community Engagement. “This course was designed to give students a complex, real-world grant writing experience,” she explains. “Not only did they learn how to research funding opportunities and learn the skills necessary for successful grant writing, they also learned how to work with a client and write an actual grant proposal as a team.”
The team consisting of Fulbright Scholar Rose Andrew and students Julie Eisenlohr, Keira Logue, Shira Morris and Dean Parker wrote a proposal that resulted in a $10,000 award for the Montclair Community Farms from the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement that was announced last month.