Grant Writer


Research and Sponsored Program


Find and match grant opportunities for university researchers/scholars, write proposals and conduct final edit of grant proposals.


(20%) Find and Match funding opportunity to university faculty • Create and maintain database of faculty expertise • Create and maintain schedule of proposal deadlines (60%) Write grant proposals and perform final edit of grant proposals • Create and update templates for standard portions of proposals • Providing research support for the content development as well as stylistic and substantive editing of documents and presentation materials. • Conducting reference- and fact-checking as well as preparation of evidence tables to ensure that documents and presentations are well-organized, well-written, and adhere to appropriate conventions of standard written English • Assemble and write proposals and other materials in coordination with researchers and other ORSP members • Proofread all materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to established standards for grant/contract agency • Oversee strategic development of grant proposals by PIs, including encouragement of early identification of opportunities, training of PIs, facilitation of proposal preparation, and enhancement of proposal quality prior to submission (e.g. pre-review of editorial and technical aspects); minimize preparation burden on PIs and ensure high quality customer service • Oversee proposal submission process to ensure on time submission and highest quality proposals; minimize submission burden on PIs and ensure high quality customer service • Develop network of internal/external technical and editorial reviewers as needed and utilize their services as needed for grant proposals (20%) Grant writing support activities • Coordinate grant development training for PIs and proposal development administrators; work with Compliance and Training Officer to ensure training quality, implementation, and outcomes • Collaborate as needed with Vice President for Research, Assistant Vice President for Research, and other constituents on university wide grant proposal development and submission • Discover and implement best practices; report on Office of Research proposal and scholarly development success and efficiency. Maintain accurate and timely records to track progress of multiple projects and deliverables. Provide regular updates for faculty members and project leadership • Attend conferences or visit program officers as directed by the Assistant Vice President for Research or Vice President for Research • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Research or Vice President for Research


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • 3 years of experience in grant writing or a closely related field; excellent organizational and communication skills • Thorough understanding of grammar rules • Attention to detail and accuracy, with demonstrated ability to create high-quality documents that effectively and clearly convey research concepts and recommendations to targeted audiences, communicating key messages clearly and concisely. • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate with multidisciplinary contributors through multiple cycles of editing and revision to produce coherent and authoritative final documents. • Ability to organize time and multiple projects efficiently and effectively to meet the demands of competing priorities and deadlines. Ability to conceptualize graphics and other visual aids that support and enhance text. • Proficiency with standard Office software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and current web browsers (Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox) • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work collegially with a small, close-knit teams. • Ability to work productively with great autonomy and minimal supervision, and equally able to take direction, elicit input from others, and respond to feedback. • Ability to make effective presentations to faculty members and other authors in face-to-face meetings and on telephone conference calls. • Writing samples required


• Master’s degree from an accredited institution • 5 or more years of experience in grant writing or a closely related field • Portfolio of successfully funded federal grants


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.




Position will remain open until filled.




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