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Hanover Research

Hanover Research provides grant development and strategic advising support to education and healthcare organizations. Their grant professionals deliver customized proposal review, revision, and production support, while also helping to align faculty needs and strategic priorities t funding trends and federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities. Some of the benefits of working with Hanover are: Pre-Proposal Support – Facilitating the assessment and development of competitive project concepts, helping to navigate funder requirements and build relationships prior to completing submissions; Proposal Support – Supporting member-led grant proposal projects by providing review and revision services designed to ensure the strongest possible proposals are submitted; and Proposal Development – For programmatic grants, leading proposal production projects as primary writer in close coordination with member teams, developing iterative narrative drafts over a defined timeline towards a polished submission.

Faculty interested in working with Hanover, must first consult with Dr. Cynthia Crawford who will first assess readiness based on proposal, proposal reviews/scores, and the like, then provide an e-introduction of faculty to the Hanover Content Director. We have received only positive reviews from faculty who have worked with Hanover.

One-on-One Consultation and Mentoring

Consultation on all aspects of research development including a review of available campus resources, identifying appropriate funding mechanisms and finding collaborators or building a team.  Mentoring assistance is also available for early stage faculty who are in the early stages of starting their independent research program

Training on specialized software

In collaboration with Academic Technologies & Innovation, the ORD sponsors workshop on the use research related software programs.  Previously, workshops and institutes on R and JMP have been held.

Grant Writing Webinar Series 

The three-part webinar series designed for faculty and spponsored programs/research development personnel at institutions building research and research training capacity. During the webinars, we will share suggestions for navigating process of seeking NIH funding. You will also learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing your grant application and seeking appropriate feedback. See below for more on the topics covered in each webinar. You may view the recordings and webinar slides below:

Webinar 1 - Before Writing: Faculty Readiness and Submission Considerations 


Webinar Slides 

Webinar 2 - Determining Whether a funding Opportunity is Right for You


Webinar Slides 

Webinar 3 - Writing a Competitive Application (Coming Soon)