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The Grant Rant

Join us on ‘The Grant Rant’ podcast, where we unveil the art and science of securing funding. Delve into captivating conversations with our grants experts, uncovering strategies, stories, and insights that have powered over a billion dollars in achievements.

Get ready to transform your grant-seeking journey!

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With over a decade of grants management and writing experience, Mallory brings exceptional project management skill to her clients in the higher education and healthcare space at Hanover. A certified Project Management Professional, Mallory specializes in complex projects, helping clients navigate challenging and rigorous grant development, review, and revision processes. Mallory understands that proposal development is not one-size-fits-all, and brings a customized management approach to each project. Exceedingly client-service oriented, Mallory serves as a thought partner to those she works with, enabling a collegial and professional working relationship with her clients and the faculty members with whom she interacts. Prior to joining Hanover, Mallory worked as an Administration Analyst with the San Diego Superior Court, where she wrote and managed federal grants for the Collaborative Courts. 

Katy serves as a Senior Content Director specializing in the higher education sector. She manages a diverse portfolio of clients, from community colleges to R1 institutions, and has helped these partners secure over $97 million in funding to date. She coordinates directly with grants support offices to plan out a sequence of work, conducts outreach to faculty grantseekers to discuss their needs and outline the scope and timing of Hanover support, and coordinates with the internal Hanover team to oversee execution of planned projects. Katy has over fifteen years of grants experience. Prior to joining Hanover in 2014, she worked in the nonprofit sector as a grantwriter and frontline fundraising coordinator for a variety of small to mid-sized organizations. She has experience in preparing competitive funding proposals for a variety of funders, developing organizational fundraising strategies, and in planning and executing individual donor outreach campaigns.

Latest Episode

On today’s Grant Rant, I chat with Senior Grants Consultants Steve Jax and Sarah Ott about best practices when it comes to aims and objectives in grant proposals. We all know codependency in relationships is bad, but did you know it’s bad in grants too? Well, it is! Sarah and Steve talk me through keeping those aims independent, what interdependence looks like, and how to make a compelling case that your aims/objectives are getting at the heart of the matter.


Steve Jax, Grants Consultant

Steven provides Hanover and its higher education clients with grant reviews and writing support. He has experience in grant writing and proposal review for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Administration of Community Living, U.K. Medical Research Council, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and several private foundations. Before joining Hanover, Steven served as a research scientist for 14 years at a medical center research institute, working in the field of neurorehabilitation. During this time, he obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and a private foundation. In addition, he worked with several interdisciplinary teams (including engineers, physical therapists, neurologists, and computer scientists) to develop funded grants.

Sarah Ott, Senior Grants Consultant

Sarah provides grant review, writing and project design services for clients around the country including major post-secondary institutions and academic research institutions. Sarah predominantly works on health-related proposals supporting a variety of investigators including physicians, nurse researchers, pharmacists, medical faculty, and basic scientists. Her areas of expertise include clinical and translational science, patient-centered outcomes research and program development and evaluation. Prior to coming to Hanover, Sarah accumulated a decade of grant writing experience at two large academic health sciences centers. While at Hanover, Sarah has added successful state and foundation proposals to her federal experience with agencies such as DOD, NIH (P01, R01, R03, R15, R21, R37, U01 and U54), HRSA (R40), CDC, AHRQ, and ED.

Past Episodes

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