The Grant Writer, Sr. is responsible for assisting investigators in preparing competitive proposals to federal agencies, private foundations, and other funders and for developing, updating, and disseminating tools and templates to reduce faculty burden in grant seeking. Provides a broad range of research development support that includes project management, facilitation of proposal preparation, and enhancement of proposal quality including stylist and substantive editing.
Develops a strong understanding of investigator research programs across all disciplines and colleges through a variety of outreach strategies (face-to-face, dept. meetings, brown bag trainings etc).
Researches funding opportunities and disseminates targeted funding announcements to investigators and departments.
Reads and interprets agency guidelines and advises faculty on required application components.
Researches federal funding agencies and private foundations including funding priorities, pay lines, and awards to advise investigators on funding fit and development of successful proposals.
Reviews proposals against agency guidelines to ensure alignment with funding call, for content completion, and adherence to instructions.
Edits proposals for readability including structure, usage, tone, and active voice.
Proofreads narrative components to ensure error-free copy and visually attractive formatting, spacing, and graphics that also adhere to established standards for granting agency.
Develops non-scientific narrative such as facilities, institutional resources, and other allied sections of large applications.
Develops templates, boilerplate narrative, and related faculty grant writing resources and tools.
Crafts letters, Memorandums of Understandings, and other institutional communication as needed to support applications and faculty nominations.
Manages multiple projects and work flow to ensure on-time submissions.
Assists investigators in meeting deadlines through project timelines, assisting with application components, looking up information, serving as the conduit to other university resources etc.
Designs flyers, posters, and promotional materials.
Assists in planning and staffing faculty events.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 3 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Master's degree is preferred. Five years of federal proposal writing experience, preferably in a higher education environment. Familiarity with major federal and non-federal sponsors that support university research. GPC or other Research certification preferred.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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