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 Jeralyn.Haraldsen@uvm.edu 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)
  • Submit new proposal questionnaire
  • 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
  • Create detailed solicitation review 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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Prioritization

Priority will be given to large, complex, multi-disciplinary grant proposals to support high-impact, center-level research and scholarship (typically with budgets greater than $1M in annual total direct costs).

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 "Brown Bag" Seminars

This series of monthly "brown bag" discussions covers a range of grant writing topics. No RSVP required. Bring your own lunch.

Third Thursday of every month
12:00 - 1:00 pm
427A Waterman conference room

Download complete schedule

Next seminar

Electronic Grant Submission: The Nuts and Bolts
June 22, 2017

12:00 - 1:00 pm
427A Waterman conference room

2016-2017 PowerPoint Presentations

The presentations available for this year are:

Go to PowerPoint presentations (UVM netid required).

NIH Webinar
9-11-15: NIH Webinar: Fundamentals of the NIH and the NIH Grants Process
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Questions?

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