Proposal Development for Wildland Resources, Biology and Ecology Center Faculty



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As a Proposal Development Specialist my job is to assist researchers in developing stronger and more competitive proposals for submission to sponsors. My position is supported jointly by the Vice President of Research’s newly created Office of Proposal Development, Wildland Resources, Biology and the Ecology Center.  Click here for more information on the Office of Proposal Development.

The actual type of assistance I provide may vary considerably according to the needs of the researcher.  I can help with concept development, letter/notice of intent, project description, budget, logic model, data management plan, and other required components of a submission. I can perform mock reviews using the review criteria from the funding agency or organization.  Everyone can use an extra pair of critical eyes to make suggestions for improving clarity and selling the proposed idea. 

To help faculty members learn about current funding opportunities, I prepare a newsletter containing funding options appropriate for faculty in Wildland Resources, Ecology and Biology.  Past issues are archived on this website.  

Proposal writing services are available to all research faculty of Wildland Resources (CNR), the Ecology Center and Biology (College of Science). My position is partly supported by the Vice President of Research’s newly created Office of Proposal Development.  


FAQ regarding practical details of proposal development assistance 



My background

 I am a geographer by training, having received my Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder) Geography Dept.  I have professional experience in conservation biology and conservation planning, remote sensing and GIS, environmental and science education, and the monitoring of biodiversity indicators.  For ten years I worked for the World Wildlife Fund as a technical advisor in conservation planning to network offices around the world.  I am fluent in Russian and can read (and speak a little) Spanish.  I have co- written successful large project grant applications to NASA and USAID and served on two review panels for NASA’s Ecological Forecasting program element in Applied Sciences.  As Executive Director of Stokes Nature Center here in Logan, I was responsible for all proposal writing and fundraising. 

Click here to see my CV.

Contact information
Call 7-9246 for an appointment or drop by if you have a quick question.  My office is Room 226 in the Natural Resources Building. I'm here every day, especially between 11 and 4, but am available at other times by appointment.   Email me at