Grant Writer

Brown University

Job Description:

This position supports the research enterprise and external funding for faculty across the Dean of the Faculty’s (DOF) nearly 60 departments and centers. The position assists in all aspects of proposal development, from conceptualizing aims to building compelling project narratives to developing proposal text and successful submission strategies.

The position provides support for grant applications to federal funding agencies, non-profit funding organizations, and foundations. This position will help draft, edit, proofread, and provide a comprehensive editorial review of proposals, as well as write and/or provide writing support across a variety of disciplines.

The position is initially for a duration of 2 years, with annual renewals subject to satisfactory work performance. After the initial 2-year period, the potential for renewal is contingent upon the availability of funding.

This position is hybrid-eligible.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 5-7 years of related grant-writing experience, preferably in an academic setting.  A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Excellent time management, critical thinking, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of federal funding guidelines, compliance issues, and complex budgets.
  • Willingness and interest in assuming increasing levels of responsibilities, networking, leadership, and training opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely (written and verbal).
  • Must be strongly detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong persuasive writing skills.
  • Must be able to work under high-pressure deadlines.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Why Brown?
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty, and staff are driven by the idea that their work will impact the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break, and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts, and more.

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Job Posting Title:
Grant Writer

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:
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As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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