Proposal Preparation

The EGC team assists clients in developing high quality grant proposals for all major Government Agencies and Private Foundations.  Clients work directly with EGC’s Ph.D. level Grant Writing Specialists, who provide expertise in obtaining grant funding in the client’s technical field.  Our services include writing and submitting full proposals as well as critical scientific review and editing to increase the competitiveness of the grant applications. 

Government Grants and Contracts

Our team has assisted clients in preparing competitive grants and contracts with budgets ranging from $100K to >$10M.  Our expertise includes grant proposal preparation in response to Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the following agencies:

  • Department of Defense (DoD)
    • Army Research Office (ARO)
    • Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
    • Office of Naval Research (ONR)
    • Airforce Office of Scientific Research (AFRL)
    • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRPs)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • R01, R21, R33
    • U01
    • Clinical Trials Mechanisms
  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority(BARDA)
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Department of Energy (DoE)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Education (ED)
  • CARB-X
  • Economic Development Association (EDA)
  • Small Business Association (SBA)
  • State Funding
    • Entrepreneurship initiatives
    • Biotechnology centers

 Small Businesses – SBIR/STTR Grants

Approximately $2 billion is available each year in SBIR/STTR funding for early-stage innovative technologies. The EGC team assists clients in identifying and securing SBIR/STTR grant funding from all of the federal agencies who participate in the SBIR/STTR program, including the DoD, NIH, NSF, DoE, ED, USDA, NASA, and EPA. Our book, Winning SBIR/STTR Grants: A Ten Week Plan for Preparing Your NIH Phase I Application, has been used by thousands of businesses to efficiently prepare their SBIR/STTR proposals.  In addition, we maintain a list of state resources available to companies preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.  Our comprehensive Grant Writing services simplify the process of preparing your SBIR/STTR Application, and include:

  • Communication with Granting Agency Representatives and Program Officers.
  • Registration with granting agencies, the small business association (SBA), and
  • Writing all grant proposal documents
    • Research Plan
    • Commercialization Plan
    • Budget and Justification
    • Subawards
    • Project Summary and Abstract
    • Animal Welfare and Human Subjects sections
    • Facilities, Resources, and Equipment
    • Biographical Sketches
  • Submission of grant application package.

Private Foundations

Multiple Private Foundations provide funding to advance scientific development.  As part of our Strategic Planning services, our Grant Specialists assist clients in identifying Foundation funding to support their research & development funding needs.  Once appropriate Foundation opportunities have been identified, we assist clients with full proposal preparation as well as strategies to increase the likelihood of receiving funding.  These include:

  • Ensure grant proposal is closely aligned with the Foundation’s mission
  • Facilitate close communication with Foundation personnel
  • Develop budgets within the restrictions of the Foundations’ allowable costs
  • Address requests for additional information