We joined Hanover because, although we are already very good at writing grant proposals, with research funding being so tight these days even small improvements in grant proposals may make the difference between getting funded or not. When we weighed the cost of hiring an additional full time staff member for our pre-award office against the cost of a subscription from Hanover, we felt that this was an efficient way to supplement the pre-award team. We want to continue on a strong trajectory of growth in research funding with a particular emphasis on NIH and other Federal grants, and we will focus on large complex program project grants and on research and career development grants for junior faculty. If external support results in even a single large award, or a career development award for a junior faculty member at a critical make-or-break stage of their career, it will be well worth the investment.
– Dr. Christopher Plowe; MD MPH FASTMH; Professor and Founding Director, Institute for Global Health; University of Maryland School of Medicine