Augustana Extended Education (AEE)

Grant Writing Workshop

About the workshop

Grant-writing is an increasingly important skill in the municipal, not-for-profit, and even corporate world.

For small organizations and communities, however, grant writing can present a real challenge in terms of time, completion, budgeting and submission.

Join Dr. Lars Hallström, the recipient of over 80 research, knowledge mobilization, infrastructure and collaborative grants, for this activity-based workshop for people with varied experiences in the grant-writing process. You will participate in a structured exercise tied to key and common elements of governmental and similar grants, including:

  • Assessing and writing a needs statement
  • Identifying and working through a theory of change
  • Assessing and articulating organizational capacity and readiness
  • Designing grants-based projects
  • Creating and using logic models
  • Budgets: costs and revenues
  • Project and program evaluation
  • Practical considerations and checklists for grant-writing

Participants are encouraged to bring a grant (either in process, or from a previous project) or granting opportunity to work on, with the goal of providing concrete ideas, skills and content for those same grants.

About the Instructor

Lars HallströmLars K. Hallström, Ph.D
Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities

Dr. Hallström is a Professor at the University of Alberta and the inaugural Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. He is committed to overseeing the ACSRC’s efforts to advance the U of A’s rural focused research and to forge practical connections to rural communities.

Dr. Hallström comes to the U of A from St. Francis Xavier University, where he served as an Associate Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Governance. He took a leadership role in establishing the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. His research has been diverse and includes issues relating to small-scale forestry and woodlots, public health, and the politics of environmental movements. He holds a PhD from Purdue University and a BA from the University of Calgary.