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The Department of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, energetic, highly motivated, and organized individual to join a growing research and program development team with the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) as a Grant/Proposal Writer. The goal is to increase the likelihood of obtaining research grant funding from a variety of sources, including federal, private/foundation, and internal funders.
TRAILS is seeking a Grant/Proposal Writer who will support our team in identifying funding opportunities and developing and submitting grant proposals. S/he must be highly detail-oriented and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Primary responsibilities will include the following:
Become familiar with federal, state, foundation and corporate “Requests for Application,” investigate their appropriateness, and write grant proposals for state and federal agencies and private foundations.
Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare and submit grant proposals. Work with TRAILS team members to delegate and assign tasks to meet grant submission deadlines.
Perform prospective research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
Write and submit progress reports to sponsors.
Work closely with research administrators to ensure all proposal and reporting documents are completed in a timely manner.
Submit internal U-M applications (e.g., limited submissions) and external letters of intent and pre-applications that do not require a PAF.
Proactively identify and address needs and potential issues for proposals during the planning and writing/development process.
Position has reporting responsibilities to the TRAILS Administrative Manager.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and considerable experience in grant and proposal writing, communications, scientific writing, or related field.
Excellent organizational and writing skills.
Knowledge of writing administrative sections of grants.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a timely manner; familiarity with research methodologies and where to obtain expertise when needed; excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience in neurosciences, behavioral sciences, social sciences and research methodologies.
Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge of guidelines, rules, and procedures governing the writing and submission of grant proposals within the U-M.
Experience writing, editing, and managing collaborative technical writing efforts, especially research grant proposals.
Knowledge of research and grant administration procedures and experience budgeting for research grants.
Knowledge of policies, rules, and regulations pertaining to research activities.
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
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