Faculty Grant Development

OVERVIEW:  Providing faculty with expertise in grantsmanship and career development provides exceptional return on investment (ROI), both in terms of developing a culture supporting faculty success and in terms of greater overhead from grant proceeds.   I present workshops and long-term assistance to build faculty careers and enable faculty to develop and write proposals in half the time and with greater success.  My services are unlike any that I am aware of and provide exceptional return on investment.  Building faculty as specialists as opposed to typical commodities and teaching faculty how to systematically evaluate ideas, develop those ideas into individual or large team projects, build upon strengths, and identify solutions to weaknesses is key.  Contact us to explore possibilities.

  • Workshops:  Workshops are an excellent way to assist faculty in grantsmanship.  I present one-day, two-day, or even week-long workshops that primarily teach the concepts of grantsmanship and how to use layering to achieve them.  Most other workshops focus on “what” needs to be accomplished, but few if any provide guidance for how to achieve it.  I provide the what, why, and how.  As much as possible, lectures are followed by activities that serve to give concepts more reality.  

  • Department and Institution Program:  This is one of my favorite programs.  Workshops provide many of the fundamentals of grantsmanship that are essential for success: they will provide the foundation for success of your department and institution.  Yet, my experience indicates that many researchers need further guidance. Colleagues can help to some degree, but more often than not they have minimal time to get into the weeds to identify issues or they simply do not have sufficient experience and expertise.  It is also important to realize that the rules for attaining an award are different for well-established and well-funded faculty than it is for newer faculty or those that have struggled with funding.  Even mid-career faculty will benefit with more competitive individual and large team proposals in less time.  Typically, this program includes several workshops plus individual and/or group assistance over the course of the year.  Again, at the risk of sounding arrogant, it takes guidance from someone that has the breadth of knowledge and experience in both research and grantsmanship.  I am finding more and more that this competence is in short supply.  Others talk a good game.  I deliver.  If you truly want to catapult your faculty to success, this is the program for you. 

COST: I never want cost of my services to be a barrier for my clients.  Contact us.  We will find a way to make it happen for you.  I admit that I am not inexpensive.  You can find less expensive consultants.  Question is, can you find one worth the expense and that will deliver a high return on your investment?