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Hanover Research – Consulting Services

Hanover Research is a key partner of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), providing consulting and project management services to improve the competitiveness of faculty grantseekers at UConn/UConn Health.

Hanover’s team of grant consultants provide a unique and valuable perspective on the grantseeking process. They are usually not content experts in your area of specialty (that’s what you as the faculty member bring to the table). Instead, they are experts in a variety of federal funders and funding mechanisms, and provide feedback on proposal alignment and competitiveness as well as assistance with general grantsmanship skills.

Working with Hanover can enhance the competitiveness of faculty grant applications by: 1) ensuring alignment between faculty research goals and the priorities of a funder or a specific solicitation; 2) helping faculty present their research in a way that is clear, compelling, and in conformity with funder expectations; and 3) providing support and direction during the grantwriting process (particularly for large or complex grants), releasing faculty to focus on what they do best–their research.

Upon request and pending availability, the OVPR is pleased to allow faculty grantseekers access to Hanover’s core services, including:

  • Proposal Review (takes approx. 3 weeks). Hanover provides a strong written review and critique of faculty-drafted materials, helping the project team ensure compliance with submission guidelines and heighten the competitiveness of the proposal. In addition to written feedback, Hanover can arrange a debrief call with the reviewer to allow the PI to ask questions and get additional guidance and information.
  • Proposal revision (takes approx. 8 weeks). Hanover leads faculty through the process of reshaping a previous submission to incorporate new project elements, responding to reviewer comments, and heightening the proposal’s responsiveness to the solicitation.
  • Large Proposal Support (takes approx. 12 weeks). Hanover provides project management and partial proposal writing support to help faculty involved with large or complex proposals plan and manage the process, ensure that all necessary components are accounted for, and to keep teams on track for submission deadlines.

Please contact the OVPR at research@uconn.edu or 860-486-6378 to discuss the availability of these services. Please inquire well in advance of submission deadlines to ensure that adequate time remains to schedule your project.