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Requisition ID:  15190

Grant Writer

Job Summary


The Director of Grant Writing and Research Development will support the research mission of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. 


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Providing on-going support to Polytechnic’s vision and mission for research and external funding efforts.
  • Identifying funding opportunities and facilitating recruitment and organization of faculty groups to capitalize on funding opportunities.
  • Assisting Polytechnic faculty in developing content drafts for external grant proposals. 
  • Supporting a transparent and inclusive environment for faculty and staff that flexes across the College aligned with the College’s research strategy. 



  • Master's degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant writing and external grant proposal development        
  • Knowledge of external funding landscape and ability to analyze and identify relevant funding opportunities
  • Proficient in data analysis for generating and writing technical reports
  • Written and verbal communications skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate compelling and impactful scientific/academic communication
  • Ability to work with diverse interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing collaborative academic environment, with limited supervision under tight deadlines
  • Ability to understand and explain organizational policies and positions on topics such as intellectual property rights, facilities, administrative costs, and cost-sharing.


  • Ph.D.

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary  
  • Purdue will sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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