Participates in the process of preparing and writing highly competitive, technical and/or complex research grant proposals/applications. Â Develops proposals by assembling information to be used in background sections, preliminary studies, scientific deliverables, Gantt charts, timetables, and evaluation plans. Develops a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing. Assists with determining proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs. Identifies, researches, compiles and evaluates data sources and background information in specialty area(s). Interprets and follows sponsor regulations, requirements, guidelines and instructions. Researches, identifies and qualifies funding opportunities from corporate, foundation, and government sources for specific projects and programs. Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, and coordination. Compiles and organizes references into one coherent library or list for faculty.
Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 0-6 months Minimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated experience writing effective, accurate materials of a complex nature, working with highly complex documents and advising/assisting authors. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
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