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Proposal Writing as a Consultancy Skill

May 04 - May 08, 2020 (application starting September 01, 2019)

Tuition Fees: General Admission €750, tropEd €500


The course meets for 1 week for a total of 60 hours: Lectures (15 hours), Group work and presentations (30 hours), Individual study (3 hours), Pre-reading, team teleconferencing and collection of material (12 hours). TropEd students can earn 2 ECTS points.

Entry Requirements

"Proposal Writing as a Consultancy Skill" is held in English. Course participants should have excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English.Some experience with the writing of project proposals is helpful.

Content Overview

The course includes the following topics:

  • Consultancy and Current Trends in International Cooperation
  • Proposal Writing
  • Effective Proposal Writing Techniques
  • Essential Elements of Proposal Development
  • Proposal Formulation According to the Rules of an International Donor
  • Using Analytical and Design Tools such as Situational Analysis and Log Frame
  • Case Studies Gates Foundation and Global Fund Proposal Development Based in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Criteria for Proposal Evaluation
  • Peer Assessment of Project Proposal Documents

Learning Objectives

The overall objective of this course is to enable health professionals and managers and students to understand and apply the concepts and principles of proposal writing within international health and to improve their personal and technical skills for in proposal writing.
At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Develop and write a proposal targeting international health donors / clients
  • List key steps and common mistakes in a proposal application process
  • Use analytical and design tools necessary for proposal development
  • Define and apply the principles of effective proposal writing
  • Analyse the team approach to developing a proposal
  • Develop and use criteria for assessment of proposals

Course Fee

  • General Admittance: € 750.-
  • tropEd students: € 500.-

Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.-
Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited.
Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available.
If the participant withdraws from the course

  • less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged.
  • less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged.

The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.

Contact Registration

Dirk Reinhardt
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Short Course Coordinator/tropEd Coordinator

Nandita Rothermund-Bucher, M.A.
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 46 48 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

Course Coordinator

Peter Campbell 
International Health Consultant

Teaching Coordinator

Dr. Pauline Grys
Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 50 48

Course Coordinator

Peter Campbell , International Health Consultant