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Hanover Project Request Form (online form)

UCCS has a longstanding partnership with Hanover Research to provide grant support services to our faculty members. Hanover provides review and revision support on faculty proposals, with an emphasis on funder alignment; responsiveness to the solicitation; competitiveness; and general grantsmanship.

Hanover support services fall into the following categories:

Proposal Review
(2-3 weeks)

Review proposal and provide feedback on the following criteria: alignment with funding mechanism, competitiveness, overall grantsmanship. Feedback provided via any combination of: margin comments in the proposal; summary memo; and/or debrief call with reviewer. Typically 1-2 waves of review.

Proposal Revision/Editing
(3-4 weeks)

Hanover to assist project team on revising a previously rejected proposal for resubmission, or to provide editing support for a new submission. This level of support includes assessing alignment, competitiveness, and grantsmanship; editing of text for structure, language, and style; embedding questions for the team or prompts for further changes via margin comment; and project calls with the team. Typically 1-2 waves of review.

Proposal Support
(4-8 weeks)

Review proposal and provide feedback on the following criteria: alignment with funding mechanism, competitiveness, overall grantsmanship. Feedback provided via any combination of: margin comments in the proposal; light copyediting recommendations in track changes; summary memo; and/or debrief call with reviewer. Typically 2-3 waves of review.

Funding Prospect Research
(4 weeks)

Hanover researches suitable funding prospects based on information provided by the PI/team. Research is provided to the PI/team in the form of a Prospecting Report, including profiles of funding targets, guidance on their application processes, and pertinent details about approach strategy. Prospects may include federal, foundation, and corporate funders, and the scope of the search may be restricted as indicated by the PI/team.

Other

Beyond the above support, Hanover can support PIs with consultation calls with Grants Consultants; research support for proposals; training; and other custom projects.

Please submit requests for Hanover support via the form below. The OOR will review your request and connect you with Hanover.

Timing is everything!

Please note that we will do our best to accommodate your timeline, but working with an external consultant means planning to allow additional time for the review process, so you will want to be working well in advance of your submission deadlines if you wish to take advantage of their services. As soon as you have an inkling of an idea – let us know so we can save you a slot in the queue.

Typical request timeline: For review-only services please send your request at least six weeks before the deadline; for review/revision services please send your request at least eight weeks before the deadline; for full production please send your request at least six months before the deadline.

Hanover Project Request Form

BASIC INFORMATION

List PI(s) and/or Project Team members
Indicate the project title, if any

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Indicate the type of support you are requesting from Hanover. For more information about types of support, see “Project Support Definitions” above.
Please describe the type of support you are seeking from Hanover on this project.
List deadlines or key target dates that will guide project activities
 
List the background materials will you be providing Hanover (such as a Summary Sheet, Review Panel commentary, previous submission, etc.)
Have you interacted with a Program Officer regarding this project?