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Full Description

This course is meant for those who are working on finding funding for Creative Commons projects. During the course, through a series of workshops and seminars, you will be taken through the steps from an initial idea to having a finished project proposal that can be submitted. You provide the idea -- we provide the guidance to turn this into a proposal that can't be refused.

 In total, six workshops on different areas of a project proposal will be conducted during the first weeks of the course. After this, there will be a series of expert and peer reviews of your proposals, which you will also contribute to by reviewing other students projects (we'll cover reviewing specifically in a workshop, so you know what to look for, and what to avoid in your own projects).

Don't know where to turn for funding? Don't worry: during the course, we'll go through the various options available, as well as provide individual help during the course to assist you in finding the right finding body for your project. We will also do what we can do help you find partners for your project, if needed.

By the end of the course, you will have a finished project proposal that you can proceed to submit to a funding body, and wait for their (hopefully) positive reply!

Please note that the course will run in English, and all our writing will be in English. If you must, you can write your proposal in another language, but we'll only be able to provide reviews of projects written in English, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Russian and Bulgarian. We'll try to add more languages that we can work in by having more reviewers take part in the course, but we can't guarantee this yet.

If you're further interested in the course, you can also read more at the Creative Commons wiki where the workshops are outlined in more detail.

This course uses an image "23.365 - Money" available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Copyright 2010 by Mauro Quercia.

Learning objectives

After completing the course, you should be able to:

  1. express an abstract ideas in terms of concrete aims and a goals,
  2. understand the structure of a project proposal and how to encourage readability and understanding of a proposal,
  3. give estimate for the completion of a project,
  4. work with budgets and resource allocation,
  5. find appropriate funding bodies for relevant projects,
  6. review project proposals written by others and provide constructive feedback.

And of course, we hope that you will also have a finished proposal that can be funded :)

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