Grants Writer

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Job Description: 

Temple University Harrisburg is seeking to independently contract for grant writing services. The individual selected will provide grant writing and grant writing support services to the campus. The contracted Grant Writer will perform grant writing and proposal development management functions that will maximize essential support from external sponsors for the campuses’ research, training and programmatic initiatives. The Grant Writer will provide expertise and support to a team of interdisciplinary staff members. The Grant Writer will serve as the point person on each grant project, facilitating team communication, organizing the submission process, and providing writing, editing, project planning and budgeting services and expertise.  The required services are estimated to take approximately 10-20 hours per week.

Contract Responsibilities

  • Identify new funding opportunities

  • Create templates for commonly used grant components

  • Facilitation and organization of grant submissions

  • Act as the point person throughout the proposal preparation process to communicate information to and from research team members, sponsor, sponsored projects office, and research business manager; organize meetings and conference calls.

  • Read and understand proposal requirements and develop plan for proposal completion including systematically collecting components (e.g. letters of support, facilities descriptions, personnel information), determining timelines, and creating/maintaining collaborative workspaces

  • For electronic submissions, upload all documents in correct format and ensure that all required elements are complete. Work with sponsored projects office to see through to submission. For paper submissions, compile all components and oversee sign-off, copying, collating and mailing of all required documents.

  • Maintain database of funded grants for access by campus staff

Grant Writing Process

  • Write or oversee the writing of proposal sections, including facilities and resource descriptions, human subject’s protection, project management, data security, organizational capabilities, budget justifications, draft letters of support, etc.

  • Complete enrollment tables, compile and format references and appendices

  • Compile sections written by team members, ensure uniform document formatting, and oversee review and editing of entire document by team.

Grant Budgeting

  • Communicate with PI and team members to determine project needs.

  • Gather personnel costs and contact other internal and external sources and vendors as needed to determine other project costs.

  • If applicable, work with research office financial management team to determine costs.

  • Develop preliminary budget and work with campus fiscal staff to formalize and place in correct format.

  • Work with project team to revise as needed per grant funding limits.

  • Provide related grant writing support


Required Education & Experience: 

For more information, please contact Link Martin.

Required Skills & Abilities: 

For more information, please contact Link Martin.

How to Apply: 

Please submit by July 26, 2017:  resume; information on relevant experience; and proposed hourly cost by email to:

Link Martin, MSW, Director
Temple University Harrisburg