UCF College of Sciences has contracted with Hanover Research, a grant development firm headquartered in Arlington, VA, to provide grant consultant services to College of Sciences faculty. The primary goal of this partnership is to increase the quality and competitiveness of extramural research proposals and increase the College of Sciences support from private foundation funding. Faculty with their primary appointments in the College of Sciences are eligible for this service, all costs are paid for by the Dean’s Office. Security, Confidentiality and Intellectual Property issues have been reviewed and approved.
Hanover has a track record of strengthening competitive grant proposals to federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as grants to private and non-profit foundations. Hanover Grants Consultants work with faculty by providing reviews and revisions that underscore key insights into funder priorities and recommendations for improvement. In addition, we plan for selected faculty to work with Hanover to identify and pursue funding from private grant funders for support of their research goals.