NAU has a partnership with Hanover Research to provide grant support services to our faculty members. Hanover provides review and revision support on faculty proposals, with an emphasis on funder alignment; responsiveness to the solicitation; competitiveness; and general grantsmanship.
Please note that working with an external consultant means allowing additional time for the review process. Plan to work well in advance of your submission deadlines if you wish to take advantage of their services, as follows:
- For review-only services, please send your request at least six weeks before the submission deadline.
- For review/revision services, please send your request at least eight weeks before the submission deadline.
- For full production, please send your request at least six months before the submission deadline.
Hanover support services fall into the following categories:
Proposal Review Accordion Closed
Proposal Review (2-3 weeks)
Review proposal and provide feedback on the following criteria: alignment with funding mechanism, competitiveness, overall grantsmanship. Feedback provided via any combination of: margin comments in the proposal; summary memo; and/or debrief call with reviewer. Typically 1-2 waves of review.
Proposal Revision/Editing Accordion Closed
Proposal Revision/Editing (3-4 weeks)
Hanover to assist project team on revising a previously rejected proposal for resubmission, or to provide editing support for a new submission. This level of support includes assessing alignment, competitiveness, and grantsmanship; editing of text for structure, language, and style; embedding questions for the team or prompts for further changes via margin comment; and project calls with the team. Typically 3-5 waves of review.
Proposal Support Accordion Closed
Proposal Support (4-8 weeks)
Review proposal and provide feedback on the following criteria: alignment with funding mechanism, competitiveness, overall grantsmanship. Feedback provided via any combination of: margin comments in the proposal; light copyediting recommendations in track changes; summary memo; and/or debrief call with reviewer. Typically 2-3 waves of review.
Proposal Production Accordion Closed
Proposal Production (Varies, typically 10-12 weeks)
Hanover to act as primary writer on the proposal, in close collaboration with the project team. Team provides project plan/design, objectives, and needed data/content, and provides feedback on iterative drafts via written comment and team calls. Note that the timeline varies greatly by funder, project readiness, and other factors; early outreach to your Hanover Content Director is essential.
Funding Prospect Research Accordion Closed
Funding Prospect Research (4 weeks)
Hanover researches suitable funding prospects based on information provided by the PI/team. Research is provided to the PI/team in the form of a Prospecting Report, including profiles of funding targets, guidance on their application processes, and pertinent details about approach strategy. Prospects may include federal, foundation, and corporate funders, and the scope of the search may be restricted as indicated by the PI/team.
Other Accordion Closed
Beyond the above support, Hanover can support PIs with consultation calls with Grants Consultants; research support for proposals; training; and other custom projects.
To request support from Hanover, please submit a Project Request Form. Andy Koppisch, Associate Vice President for Research, will review your request and connect you with the NAU representative from Hanover.
Questions? Contact Andy Koppisch, Interim Associate Vice President for Research, at Andy.Koppisch@nau.edu, or call 928-523-4340.