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Dr. Jane B.

Freelance Biochemist
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PhD in Biochemistry
Finland

10+ years combined experience in research and development from academics and industry. Hands-on experience in: --> Virology ...

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Kimia S.

English-first language medical writer with 5+ years of clinical and public health knowledge translation
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Masters of Science
United States

I am an English-first language medical writer and consultant with a Master's in Health Services Research from the University of Toronto. Pu...

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Bina P.

Medical science liaison, medical writer, medical consultant with 5+ years of experience in clinical research.
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MD
United States

Strong medical professional with experience in medical writing, clinical research, pharmaceutical drug research and article writing. Ability to...

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Syed Muhammad S.

Technical and General Research Expert | Research Editor | Academic Content Writer
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MSc Mechanical Engineering
Pakistan

Phd candidate for the degree of PhD Engineering Management at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technolog...

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Lara E.

Agriculture Engineer with Environmental Law Credentials
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Environmental Law and Practice
Lebanon

I specialise in environmental law and policy. I have a dual qualification in environmental law, and agriculture engineering. I offer services i...

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Dr. Rachel S.

Enthusiastic science communicator | Freelance scientific editor | Cell biologist with 8+ years experience
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PhD in Cell Biology
United States

Hi there! I am a cellular and molecular biologist and expert science communicator with over 8...years of experience in crafting scientific writing and illustrations appropriate for academics, the public...

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Jose de Jesus S.

Biomedical Engineer and Clinical Scientist experienced in Clinical Research, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering
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Ph.D. (Biomechanics)
United States

José de Jesús Salazar-Torres obtained a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in M...

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Manas K.

Consult/Interim/FT: Plan, Execute: Strat Mktg, NPI/NPD, Intl Biz - Device, Diag, IVD, POC, Tele, Wearable, Cybersecurity
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Continuing Education Courses, Certificates, Training: FDA 510K, MDR; NPD, CRM, Finance; CDx, MDx, Strategy
United States

20+ years of planning, developing, executing, managing global strategic upstream marketing initiatives including developing roadmaps for portfo...

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Dr. Zsolt Gabor V.

Cell and Developmental Biology - Scientific Writer and Data Analyst
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PhD
Hungary

I am an experienced scientific writer in the field of cell and developmental biology. I can contribute to proposed and running research project...

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Dr. Anna L.

A Scientist with an English Degree
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PhD
United States

I've been writing and editing scientific manuscripts, grants, and proposals for 9 years. After completing my English degree, I returned to ...

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Dr. Milica C.

Neuroscientist with medical writing experience
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Clinical Trial of Drugs
Italy

I am a neuroscientist with experience in medical writing....In more than 15 years in preclinical research, I have published a number of peer-reviewed publications...

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Dr. Christina T.

Astronomer/physicist with 15+ years in research, speaks 10 languages
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PhD
Spain

My main research projects are centered around massive stars and their explosive deaths, their host galaxies and the extreme physics happening i...

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András H.

Freelance researcher with 10+ years experience with research projects on systems biology and biomedical data analysis
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PhD in Electric and Computer Engineering
Hungary

Broad-ranging experience in biomedical research projects and scientific software development and teaching. Able to work both independently and...

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Dr. Anna M.

Director, Research Scientist & Author | Expert in R
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PhD in Neuroscience & Psychology
United Kingdom

My name is Dr Anna Patricia McLaughlin, and I'm an academic neuroscientist specialising in mental health and well-being. I completed my PhD...

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Dr. Sanchari S.

Freelance Science Writer
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PhD
India

I did my PhD in physiology. After obtaining PhD, I gained intense knowledge in cancer biology during my 6 years of postdoctoral tenure. Through...

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Dr. Daniela B.

Medical & Science writer | 10+ years of experience in Biomedical research
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
France

Hello, My name is Daniela, and I am a PhD-trained biomedical scientist and medical & science writer. For the last 10+ years, I acquired re...

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Ph.D. in Life Sciences
Switzerland
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Ph.D. in Life Sciences with more than 15 years’ experience in Biomedical research in both academia and industry –graduated in Biochemistry and ...

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Dr. Harendra C.

Clinical NGS I Molecular Diagnostics । Virology I CLIA/CAP Lab Operations I Assay Validation I Antiviral Development
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PhD
United States

Experienced leader in research & development, laboratory operations and compliance, analytical assay development/validation with solid back...

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Dr. Allysson A.

Senior Bioinformatician | Expert in human evolution, medical and population genetics
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Msc in Archaeology
Brazil

I have a strong background in bioinformatics with experience in next-generation sequencing (WGS, WES, Metagenomics). Some tools that I used onl...

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Dr. Tiago V.

An enriching journey from Academia to industry, from Infectious Diseases further to Heart Valve diseases and Hemostasis.
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PhD
Portugal

BSc in Biology and a PhD in Life Sciences - Microbiology and Infection. I have > 10 years of experience of research in Infectious Dise...

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Dr. Yakov V.

PhD in Molecular Biology (2007; Univ IL Chicago). Expertise: NGS, variant analysis for WES, molcell biology
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PhD Molecular Biology
Ukraine

EDUCATION: 2000 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia B.S., Biological Sci...

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Dr. Katherine H.

Professional Medical Writer | Scientific Editor | Manuscripts/Abstracts, Grants, Posters, Presentations, Critical Review
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PhD | Neuroscience
Canada

Through my scientific editing, writing, and review services, I will help you represent your science in a compelling and clear manner • • • Over...

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Dr. Mohammad Rifat H.

PhD-trained Health Services Researcher with experience in writing, study design, data analysis, grant-writing, editing
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PhD
United States

My research interests are in HIV/AIDS, substance use, mental, social and behavioral health. At present, I’m working on projects to understand t...

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Dr. Zelio F.

Post-Doctoral Fellow | Freelancer Researcher and Writer | Nanotechnology, Optics and Material Science Expert
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Master Degree in Applied Physics
Australia

After obtaining Master Degree with distinction in Applied Physics in October 2015, a life-changing journey has brought me to Australia, almost ...

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Dr. Snezana L.

Senior scientist with expertise in leading cutting edge international multidisciplinary research projects acquired throu...
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Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
United States

Seasoned neuroscientist with expertise in all facets of project development and management and extensive knowledge of various aspects of scie...

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How to Hire a Grant Writer

Many non-profit and other organizations rely heavily on grant funding to carry out research or provide support or services. Grants are typically provided by trusts, foundations, corporations, and government departments. Small businesses also compete for non-repayable start-up funding from governments and certain forms of crowdfunding. Employing professional freelance grant writers who are experienced in drafting proposals is critical to successfully compete for the limited funds available, particularly given the backdrop of the many worthy projects requiring funding.

What Does a Grant Writer Do?

Grant writing specialists formulate proposals on their clients’ or employer’s behalf to compete for grants. Grant writing experts hail from a variety of backgrounds, including English majors, medical writers, social workers, and scientists. The skills they have in common include the ability to “sell” through persuasive writing, to collaborate with other key staff, to meet tight deadlines, to work on several projects at once, and to adhere to detailed grant guidelines. While writing is, of course, integral to their job, freelance grant writers also perform several other functions that are critical to the process. Further, while some grant professionals are mainly involved in the pre-award process, others are involved throughout the grant life cycle. 

The services grant writing experts provide can include:

  • Working with key staff to develop fundable programs

  • Researching potential funders and specific grant opportunities

  • Drafting compelling program or research grant proposals

  • Working with staff to obtain relevant supporting information (budgets, graphs, statistics, etc.)

  • Ensuring compliance with grant criteria and guidelines

  • Drafting grant progress reports after grants are awarded 

  • Managing grants that have been awarded to ensure that the promised objectives are being met

  • Maintaining the grant calendar

  • Writing grant acknowledgments on websites and in brochures, reports, and academic articles

  • Regularly communicating with clients/managers and donors

  • Developing and implementing planned giving and major gifts strategies 

  • Providing key COVID-19 grant writing and general coronavirus grant writing in the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic

Program and research grant writers work for non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, healthcare entities, research institutes, and government agencies. They work as either employees or freelance contractors. The job titles and roles of grant writers vary and can include Grant Writer, Grant Coordinator, Fundraising Manager, Donor Relations Manager, and Planned Giving Officer.

There is no specific degree required for grant writing, although most professional grant writers will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university with a major in fields such as English, journalism, science, marketing and communication, or social work. Those who specialize as science or medical grant writers will typically have a more advanced degree in a related field and several years of relevant work experience in the industry.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Grant Writer?

To hire a freelance grant writing consultant, the fee generally ranges from 35–100 USD per hour depending on the required skill set and the level of experience necessary. 

The hourly fee can be negotiated upfront based on the estimated number of project hours, or a flat fee (for projects of a defined scope) can be discussed. If you need short-term/temporary access to professional grant writing services, then hiring a freelance consultant on our platform is a convenient and cost-effective way to access this expertise.

How Do You Write an Effective Job Post to Hire a Freelance Grant Writer?

The best way to attract the top Kolabtree freelancers in this field is to make your project description informative. You will need to provide details on the following:

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  • Duration of the project (provide an estimate of how many hours work you will need per week/by when you need the project to be completed)

  • By when you need to hire (having more leeway on this will give you more time to choose the best expert for your needs)

  • Your budget (per hour or fixed fee)

If you are unsure what exactly is required, providing as much detail as possible will allow the experts to still make an informed bid for your project and suggest the best routes forward. 

The Kolabtree platform makes it easier than ever before to rapidly connect with top professional grant writing experts who can assist you with your upcoming grant proposals.