Remuneration Package: Highly competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications; includes percentage success fee in addition to the fixed salary.
The Institution: The Cyprus International Institute of Management is an international Graduate Business School based in Cyprus since 1990 (www.ciim.ac.cy), currently in the process of being transformed to a full-fledged University.
The Position: The Research Grant Writer (RGW) will be researching and monitoring potential funding sources and opportunities as well as drafting, editing, and formatting research grant proposals for peer review and submission to funding agencies (national, EU and international funding agencies, non-profit funding organizations, and foundations). The RGW will engage the faculty and external collaborators in writing persuasive technical, scientific, and educational research grant proposals, moving rapidly from one technical proposal to another.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identify and assess new and diverse funding opportunities for specific projects and programs to advance faculty research and impact the long-term scholarly and creative mission of the university.
- Advise faculty on how to plan, prepare, and write highly competitive research grant proposals, meeting challenging criteria, and acquiring best practice knowledge to improve their capabilities
- Identify and clarify opportunities and needs, study requests for proposal (RFPs), and attend strategy meetings.
- Track and prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner and meet deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
- Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
- Collect requirements by contributors and present proposal status information to review meetings.
- Develop proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives, outcomes, deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
- Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILS
- Master’s degree in English, communications, creative writing, journalism or related areas
- A minimum of three (3) years of professional research proposal writing experience.
- Strong skill in written communications, including excellent English grammar and syntax skills that express complex scientific, and/or technical content in understandable terms for a variety of audiences
- Effective interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills as to establish and maintain good working relationships with multi- disciplinary researchers, faculty and staff about complex research issues.
- Proven success and skill at researching, analyzing, and verifying facts, as well as evaluating information for preparation of grant proposals.
- Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, contract and grant policies and issues and funding programs and requirements, including those of the EU.
- Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production. Computer proficiency, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, cloud-based systems and various database programs.
How to apply: Candidates should send their application electronically to: Chairman, Search Committee, at [email protected], accompanied by a cover letter, curriculum vita, documented research grant writing experience and success track record, and names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidates work