Grants Contractor – Scientific Research Focus

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Grants Contractor – Scientific Research Focus
Hanover Research, Arlington VA

Remote Opportunity #Remote #LI-Remote
The Role
Hanover’s Grants Contractors work alongside Content Directors and Researchers providing grant support services to Hanover’s higher education clients engaged in investigator-initiated research and team science. The Grants Consultant will be responsible for assessing appropriate fit of highly technical funding programs, consulting with clients on concept development, revising proposal narratives to ensure competitiveness against funder requirements, and conducting grantsmanship trainings in both web-based and in-person settings. This is an ideal role for those with a passion for getting to know scientific research and science-focused academic programming intimately and then helping clients to become more effective in carrying out their institutional missions.


  • Review and revise STEM- and/or health science-focused proposal narratives to optimize competitiveness;
  • Work closely with clients to create strong grant proposals from conception to submission;
  • Provide highly professional consultative service to clients throughout the grant writing process;
  • Manage remote proposal development teams to ensure all proposals are submitted in a timely manner;
  • Independently create client-ready deliverables with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Manage tight deadlines to create proposals and deliverables requiring few edits quickly;
  • Leading skills-based grantsmanship trainings, both virtually and in person.


Desired Skills and Attributes
•    Experience writing and researching for a scientific audience;
•    Ability both to accept and to provide constructive feedback;
•    Strong fact-checking, writing, and editing skills in the English language;
•    Experience facilitating team training;
•    Strong interest in prospect research, fundraising strategy, grant writing, and the organizations we serve;
•    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
•    Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
•    Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
•    Demonstrable problem-solving skills and work ethic;
•    Proven academic achievement;
•    High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.


Education Requirement
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a STEM-related discipline, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered. Ph.D. preferred.
Experience Requirement

  • 5-10 years’ experience reviewing, revising, and consulting on proposals to federal agencies funding investigator-initiated research, namely (in preferred order): NIH, NSF, DoD, and USDA
  • Preferred: Working knowledge of LaTeX/Overleaf software tools

Preferred: Background working on center-level and multi-investigator proposals (e.g. NIH U- and P-series grants) 



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Office is located in Arlington, VA 
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Hanover Research strives to create compensation that is competitive, equitable, and fair.  The compensation range for this contracting opportunity at the company is $50.00 - $85.00 per hour. Please note this compensation range is contingent on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  Our rate is determined by the contracting opportunity and the market.  


About Hanover Research 
Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that delivers market intelligence through a unique, fixed-fee model to more than 1,000 clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account executives to provide a service that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. Hanover was named a Top 50 Market Research Firm by the American Marketing Association from 2015 to 2021. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit 


Hanover Values 

  • Business Building – We build our business quickly and intelligently and we help our clients do the same 
  • Thought Leadership and Innovation – We strive constantly to deliver better information in a better way 
  • Service – To our clients and our community, service is our guiding principle 
  • Leadership and Mentorship – Our talent is our greatest asset, and we hope to help our people be their best 
  • Firm Citizenship – We are optimists who believe there are endless possibilities for our company and ourselves 


How to Apply 
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably). 

If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, fast-growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume and any other supporting materials. 


Hanover strives to be accessible to all users and job seekers. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance in accessing our website or completing a job application, please contact Hanover Research at 202-559-0050 or via email All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.   


Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. 


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