Short course in master Grant Proposal Writing And Financial Management in Tertiary Institutions
The University of Medical Sciences in Ondo City, Ondo State was established with the mission to foster excellence in teaching, research and service delivery in all health sciences disciplines. The purpose of the University is to do things differently in ways to correct the present inadequacies that characterize the tertiary educational system in Nigeria. One of the strategies that the University has identified for achieving its developmental milestones is high level training and re-training for staff and students that would re-cultivate the best practices in the University system.\r\n\r\nTo this end, the University is convening a unique workshop on Master Grant Proposal Writing and Financial Management for Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Universities to engender financial sustainability for Universities. Although Universities often fret about non-available funds for development, the proper management of the modicum of funds available is also very critical to the development aspirations of any tertiary institution. This workshop will bring together some of the best minds in University education nationally, to teach contemporary and innovative methods of fund raising and financial management within the Nigerian tertiary system.\r\n\r\nCOURSE OBJECTIVES\r\nThe objectives of the workshop are as follows: 1) To familiarise participants with modern methods of funding raising, grant proposal writing and financial management that are consistent with international best practices;\r\n2) To show examples of successful fund raising strategies and financial management practices used by high performing Universities worldwide;\r\n3) To bring participants in contact with donor agencies able to act on the funding needs of Universities; and\r\n4) To respond to the specific funding and financial management needs of participating institutions by assisting with refinement of concept papers and draft proposals.\r\n\r\nWHO SHOULD APPLY\r\nAcademic and Non-Teaching Staff from tertiary institutions (Universities, Poly/Monotechnics, Colleges of Education, etc.) and other interested individuals from the government and non-governmental sectors are encouraged to attend. We particularly welcome senior officials and administrators responsible for fund raising and financial management and who can use the novel ideas obtained at the workshop to improve the funding situation of their institutions.