Hanover’s Grants Solution for Higher Education supports both your institution’s programmatic and academic research development.

We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:

  • How can we secure programmatic funding?
  • How can we improve our current grantmaking capacity?
  • Which grants should we pursue?
  • Which grants are our competitors securing?
  • How can my institution craft grants proposals?

Hanover’s Grants for Higher Education Solution

We will customize an approach for you that leverages the expertise of our team and employs a comprehensive, mixed-methods strategy to support your goals.

Programmatic Development
Secure programmatic funding.

New Student Programming

Identifies funding opportunities that align with targeted recruitment pools or bridge programs and provides programmatic proposal support to garner funding for these initiatives.


Academic Programming

Provides proposal production and support to leverage the results of your program demand research in support of competitive requests for funding.


Retention Programming

Identify and fund programs that will retain students through graduation and help transition them into the workforce.

Academic Research Development
Develop institutional grantsmaking capabilities.

Capacity Development

Develops a framework for moving institutional culture towards a balance of teaching, scholarship, and research/grants through several grants consultations including Grantsmanship Training, one-on-one guidance, and the Hanover Grants Academy.


Grants and Foundation Targeting

Identifies grant opportunities would best fit your faculty research needs.


Competitor Grants and Foundation Analysis

Tracks & reports on which grants opportunities your peer institutions are targeting.


Grant Writing and Consulting

Provides comprehensive grants support including hands-on review and revision assistance in crafting competitive grant proposals.


  • Increase the volume, quality, and success rates of programmatic and research grant applications
  • Grow the overall competency of individuals at your organization to pursue grants
  • Fill gaps in expertise and bandwidth among existing institutional resources

A Word from One of Our Higher Education Clients:

Glasgow Caledonian University has a strong existing international footprint, with locations in Glasgow, London, and New York, and long-standing partnerships all around the world. But as the University for the Common Good, we want to keep growing both our global impact and student body. To build on current achievements towards our organisational objectives for 2020, and to support development of our new strategy to 2030, we wanted to engage with a partner that could give us a comprehensive marketplace analysis and help us ensure that our marketing, recruitment and applicant experience strategies deliver.

We’ve been on a journey to improve our conversion of prospective students and to refine our marketing activity to support increased ROI. Our goal is to continue that journey, delivering both programmes and experiences for students which align with our institutional values and ambitions. We envision Hanover acting as a ‘critical friend,’ supporting with robust analysis that highlights potential opportunities for the university, giving a truly global competitive view, and delivering the advanced insight we need to achieve our goals.

My advice for others considering an external partner is that knowing what you are looking to achieve is paramount. Having clearly defined strategic projects already in mind, allows you to discuss with the partner how they can contribute, and establishes the relationship on a solid foundation from the beginning. But you should also be prepared to let your partner challenge you; if you have pre-existing ideas of what the answers will be, you might as well not ask the question as you’ll potentially miss out on a rich perspective you hadn’t anticipated.

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Carolyn Bowick, Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Conversion

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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