The Proposal Manager provides support to UB faculty and
multi-disciplinary research teams to facilitate the development and
submission of proposals, especially those that are
multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary, and multi-institution. This
individual identifies and distributes potential funding sources,
organizes proposal teams, and provides proposal management; for
example, collects required documents from the team, drafts required
supporting documents, and facilitates budget development working
with Sponsored Projects Services ( SPS ).
· Facilitate proposal development: Facilitate proposal development
efforts with principal investigators and their teams. Conduct
review and maintain current understanding of funding opportunities.
Develop proposal outlines and times lines to facilitate proposal
planning. Initiate and maintain regular communication with
Principal Investigators and proposal teams, SPS and unit leadership
throughout the proposal development process. Conduct proposal
meetings with faculty teams. Facilitate contact with program
officers, when requested.
· Format and Review Proposal Documents: Draft, format, secure, and
review required proposal documents, including biographical
sketches, current and pending funding, management plans, letters of
support, training records, and other required supporting
· Develop Presentations and seminars for faculty: Assist in
developing content for and contribute to multimedia presentations
and seminars for university faculty and researchers related to
grantsmanship, proposal development, and submission.
Time management, strong communication skills and the ability to
remain confident and poised in a fast-paced environment are
essential. Individuals in this role must be adept problem-solvers
who are able to manage multiple projects and requests under strict
deadlines. The individuals should be able to work independently and
collaboratively with other ORA / SPS staff members, as well as with
Outstanding Benefits Package
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retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a
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As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the
Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment
practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of relevant grant and/or project
management experience. The individual should possess strong
interpersonal communication and critical-thinking skills, as well
as an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment involving
complex administrative processes. A strong knowledge of Microsoft
Office is essential, in addition to excellent project and time
Master’s Degree in any field; 3 or more years of direct grants
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