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Grants Research Associate

Arlington, VA · Science/Research
Grants Research Associate
Hanover Research
The Role
Hanover’s Grants Research Associates (GRAs) work alongside Content Directors and Grants Consultants providing research services primarily to higher education clients. GRAs will be responsible for identifying public and private funding opportunities based on client need and assessing appropriate fit of highly technical funding programs. GRAs may contribute to proposal narratives in the form of best practices research, literature reviews, and needs assessments. This is an ideal role for those with a passion for getting to know scientific research, public health delivery, and academic programming intimately and then helping clients to become more effective in carrying out their institutional missions. This position will report directly to a Content Director.
About Hanover
Recently ranked 16th on the Washington Business Journal’s list of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in DC and 36th on the 2015 AMA Gold Top 50 Report, Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Through our unique, fixed-fee model we deliver customized, timely, and authoritative research and advice enabling our clients to make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness.
Hanover Research’s Grant Development Center offer a variety of services to help over 100 organizations in 39 states identify, pursue, and secure external funding providing flexible, affordable grant development support to educational organizations nationwide. Our services include proposal writing and review capabilities, funding opportunity assessments, funding strategy development, grant prospecting research, and institutional research.
  • Identify and select sources of funding that align with client projects;
  • Manage tight deadlines to create prospecting reports and other deliverables on time;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clients’ needs and the goals of their projects, both programmatic and research-related;
  • Independently create client-ready deliverables with minimal oversight;
  • Collaborate with Content Directors and Grants Consultants to refine project scopes;
  • Explore creative solutions for preparing content and delivering it to clients efficiently;
  • Represent Hanover alongside colleagues in articulating findings from research.
Desired Skills and Attributes
  • Experience writing and researching for an academic audience;
  • Ability both to accept and to provide constructive feedback;
  • Strong communication, fact-checking, writing, and editing skills in the English language;
  • Strong interest in prospect research, fundraising strategy, grant writing, and the organizations we serve;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills and work ethic;
  • Proven academic achievement;
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. MS Power BI preferred but not required
Education Requirement
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a liberal arts-related discipline, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered.

Experience Requirement
2-3 years’ experience writer and/or editor, with hands-on exposure to grant writing and/or fundraising processes. Prior experience with sponsored research is preferred.
Arlington or Remote
  • Base salary
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Reimbursement for home office
  • Advancement and management opportunities
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (proposal, professional correspondence, or similar business sample) at:
Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.  
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