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Grant writing consultants available to help faculty develop proposals

By Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University has established new contracts with six grant writing consultants through 2020. Grant writing consultants help faculty write and develop their proposals and ensure that proposals follow the sponsors’ guidelines.

Iowa State contracted with three current grant writing consultants – Engineering Science Editors, Maberry Consulting & Evaluation, and Partners for Educational Development Inc. – and three new consultants – BioScience Writers LLC, Grant Development & Management LLC, and Impacta LLC.

Principal investigators interested in hiring a consultant should review information about each consultant to see which best fits their needs, including whether the consultant has worked with the target sponsor for the proposal.

In contacting consultants, investigators should discuss project details with the consultant, and if they choose to move forward, complete the required “Exhibit A” form to specify the details of the agreement and email the form to their dean’s office.

Full details on the vendors and process can be found under each consultant listing on the ISU Procurement Services website:

Contact the Office of the VPR with questions, at 515-294-6344 or