University of Vermont

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

Grant Proposal Manager Services

Jeralyn Haraldsen, Ph.D., Grant Proposal ManagerPreparing a large, "center-level" grant proposal can be complex and time consuming. As a complement to the services provided by Sponsored Project Administration, OVPR is now providing the services of a Grant Proposal Manager — Jeralyn Haraldsen, Ph.D.

Jeralyn Haraldsen offers additional resources necessary to shepherd complex proposals through the writing and submission process.

Jeralyn can be contacted at or 802-656-2982. Find out more about Jeralyn.

Primary Services

Proposal Review and Grantsmanship Critique
  • Thorough review of your full proposal for grantsmanship with annotated comments and suggestions
  • Review for responsiveness to reviewer critiques (for resubmissions) and to RFP/RFA requirements
Proposal Writing Assistance and Editing
  • Substantively edit your draft text
  • Prepare draft text of non-technical proposal sections
  • Edit to improve the clarity and flow of your document
  • Edit to improve the formatting and presentation of your document
  • Coordinate collection of additional information via meetings, phone, email

Secondary Services, Available on a Limited Basis

Assistance with Budget Development
  • Assist with development of draft budget and budget justification
  • Coordinate with business manager for review of draft budget
  • Coordinate collection of subaward documents from collaborators
Liaison with Sponsored Project Administration (SPA)
  • Coordinate with business manager to submit draft and final budget documents for review
  • Upload draft and final proposal documents for review, internal routing, and submission
Liaison with Collaborators
  • Coordinate collection of biosketches, letters of support
  • Assist with preparation and collection of subaward documents
Overall Proposal Management
  • Review solicitation and develop annotated outline of your response to the RFP/RFA
  • Manage the proposal preparation process
  • Participate in high-level, strategic proposal planning
  • Assist with writing non-technical proposal components
  • Critically review proposal drafts for grantsmanship, readability, and responsiveness to sponsor requirements
  • Manage proposal compilation, assembly
  • Coordinate with SPA
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Priority will be given to large, complex, multi-disciplinary grant proposals to support high-impact, center-level research and scholarship.

Assistance may also be available on a more limited basis to individual investigator proposals, and to providing training and support to faculty members new to writing grant proposals.

Requests for assistance will be prioritized as follows:

  1. Large, complex, multi-disciplinary, and multi-investigator proposals (e.g., centers, program projects, training grants, and infrastructure-building grants)
  2. Individual investigator proposals and new faculty proposals
  3. Faculty members new to writing grant proposals

The following will also be taken into consideration:

  • Current and projected workload of grant proposal manager
  • Timeliness of request — ideally more than 12-16 weeks prior to deadline
  • Alignment with areas of institutional priority

For proposals that require cost share or match, investigators must document required commitments prior to engagement with the grant proposal manager.

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Grant Writing Videos

See our Grant Writing Videos. Grant Proposal Manager Jeralyn Haraldsen discusses the grant writing process in eight videos — the former "Brown Bag" Seminars — with accompanying PowerPoint presentations available for download.

Please note: UVM log in is required for both the videos and PowerPoint presentations.

NIH Webinar

Watch the NIH Webinar: Fundamentals of the NIH and the NIH Grants Process presented on September 11, 2015.

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Please contact Jeralyn Haraldsen, Grant Proposal Manager, with any questions by email at or by phone at 802-656-2982.