In-Person Program

Grant Writing Certificate

Program Overview

The UT Grant Writing Certificate Program provides an extensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment.

Certificate requirements:

4 core courses

2 electives

4 online writing courses


Learn from experienced grant writers how to research and write winning grant proposals. Our courses provide you with a complete understanding of all the components used to determine whether to fund or reject a proposal and how to give your project an edge over others. You’ll become proficient in the proposal format used by the majority of public foundations.

Meet Your Instructors

Terrence Carter

Terrence Carter is the vice president of workforce and economic development for the Knoxville Area Urban League, overseeing a $3.4 million loan program and preparing grants and investment proposals. He has more than 25 years of experience in community, economic, and business development.

Carter has worked for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) and has served as executive director for the Partnership for Neighborhood Improvement. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree from Baruch College in New York City.

Carter is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated initiative and creativity.

Beth Meko

Beth Meko is a lecturer in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a grant writer/information specialist for the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the UT College of Communication and Information (CCI). She assists faculty in the four colleges of the CCI with developing, editing, and submitting grant proposals to government agencies and private foundations. She earned a B.A. degree in English at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and an M.S. degree in information science at the University of Tennessee.

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Courses are offered twice a year & writing courses are offered monthly.