Proposal Writing as a Consultancy Skill

Kliniken &… Institute Heidelberger Institut… Teaching Short Courses Short Courses in… Proposal Writing as a…
  • Tuition Fees: General Admission €750, tropEd €500
  • 1-week course equals 60 hrs of student investment time (15 hrs of lectures, 30 hrs of group work and presentations, 15 hrs of preparation for the course with team communication leading to collaborative individual study including pre-reading and collection of relevant informational material), TropEd students can earn 2 ECTS points
  • Open to: tropEd students, public health professionals and other health professionals

Entry Requirements

This Course 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

This course provides practical knowledge and ex-perience in writing funding proposals, in developing essential global health consultancy skills and the do’s and don’ts of working in the international arena. It gives participants an introduction to consultancy and current trends in international cooperation and enables them to apply concepts and principles of proposal writing, development and design within the context of international health. Participants learn about proposal formulation accor-ding to the rules of an international donor and how to use analytical and design tools such as situational analysis and log-frames. The course also focuses on improving participants’ personal writing skills.

Course 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

Schedule & Certification

Most of the short courses require full-time attendance from Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5 pm. Of Fridays courses generally finish around noon If not stated otherwise, all classes and activities will also run on public holidays.

Students and course participants must attend full-time and successtully complete all the assessment components in order to receive a certificate of attendance or a grade report from Heidelberg University. tropEd students will be able to credit short courses towards the Master's programme at their home institution.

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.