This project-based course covers the complete process of grant proposal development: identification of an achievable and fundable project, research and assessment of viable funding sources, funder relations, proposal writing, budget development, preparation of a full proposal package for submission, and post-award or rejection follow-up with funders. The course emphasizes grants to private, community, and corporate foundations. Students gain an understanding of the nonprofit philanthropic environment and become familiar with tools and resources available to assist them as they seek funds for their projects, institutions, or causes.

Meet The Faculty

George T. Kosar

George T. Kosar

Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

George T. Kosar is associate director of corporate and foundation relations at Tufts University, where he focuses on fundraising for international and interdisciplinary programs, including the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts Institute of the Environment, and the Feinstein International Center.

He previously served as major gifts officer for the Harvard Kennedy School, where he concentrated on attracting financial support from corporate CEOs and other private sector leaders. His higher education work is wide-ranging, and has included strategic marketing, distance learning administration, and admissions.

Kosar is an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. His research centers on the Russian Revolution of 1917-1918. He has written and edited portions of many history, political science, and social science textbooks and reference works, and is a graduate lecturer at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies.

Kosar has taught at Bentley College, Tufts University, Brandeis University, and Emerson College. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a master's from Boston College, and a PhD in comparative history from Brandeis University.

PhD, Brandeis University

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