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Grant Writer, College of Engineering and Applied Science

Date: May 25, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Strategically design, implement, and evaluate programs that provide faculty with professional development in the skills necessary to create successful proposals to public and non-public sponsors.

Essential Functions

  • Work through the proposal development process to conceptualize, draft outlines, conduct research, and write proposal sections to ensure overall quality, consistency and responsiveness of all elements of technical proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with field-based faculty and program teams.
  • Conduct presentations to faculty about opportunities to engage sustainability-related research, education, and service; solicit suggestions for proposals from the faculty; develop faculty in grant writing and facilitation training workshops; develop and maintain database of faculty who have expertise and interest in sustainability-related research, education, and service.
  • Stay abreast of changing state, federal and private foundation grant standards and proposal guidelines. Maintain proactive communication with state, federal and private foundation sources/sponsors to inform the faculty of trends, issues, and opportunities related to research universities.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with academic, professional, and clerical staff and with representatives of funding agencies.
  • Compile proposal inputs for varied scholarly programs.
  • Ensure the highest quality of writing for all proposal sections prepared by faculty and staff.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience in grant research and writing.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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