Grant Proposal Development Associate

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Peds: Peds Rsch Ctrs
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Reporting to the Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics, this person will work closely with health researchers and in partnership with the Research Administration Services (RAS) personnel to facilitate the research grant application process in a variety of pediatric research programs system-wide. Projects will include work on multidisciplinary grant applications and institutional training and career development award applications.


This person will also work directly with researchers to facilitate applications for early career investigators and serve as a central resource for library materials, boilerplate grant application templates, and as a knowledge repository for best practices in grantsmanship strategies. 



  • This role will work closely with research principal investigators to organize and produce thorough and high quality research grant applications geared towards requesting funding for research and research training initiatives.
  • Responsible for identifying suitable funding opportunities, facilitate planning, cross-area and multidisciplinary collaborations to respond to specific funding opportunity announcements relating to grants.
  • Responsible for forming, coordinating, scheduling and directing diverse teams for the purpose of submitting complex grant applications.
  • Develops project plans, documents meetings and tracks action items. Facilitates brainstorming and proposal development activities.
  • Interprets and explains funding agency and institutional requirements.
  • Collaborates with scientists and research administrators to organize information into appropriate formats and provide assistance with reviewing and editing applications.
  • Creates and maintains boilerplate templates for facilities and resources.
  • Creates and maintains a library of successfully funded grants.
  • Familiarity with the network and scope of the department's research portfolio.
  • Stays apprised of all institutional research resources available to pediatric researchers.
  • Reviews, inventories and posts funding opportunity announcements.
  • Creates project database to track resource inputs and funding outcomes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in related field and four years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Relevant experience includes the development of scientific collaborative research grant programs, associated grant proposals and grant writing experience with particular focus on federal grants.


  • Website maintenance duties related to this scope of work.
  • Prior experience with project management concepts and related tools is a plus.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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