Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops LLC

ISU Purchasing Agent: Kelly Freel*
Product: Grant Writing Consultants
Contract Number: C7-82764-86
Vendor Address: 593 Avenue of Flags Suite 104
Buellton, CA 93427
Type of Contract: Multiyear for all departments
Term of Contract: 7/14/2016 - 7/13/2017

Contract Description:

Seminars and workshops on grant writing that emphasize principles and fundamentals, as well as practical tips and strategies. The content and length of each can be tailored to best meet the needs of the audience, on which there is no size limit.

How to do Business with Vendor:

Description of Seminars and Workshops available

Process for requesting Grant Writing Consultant:

  • Interested faculty/administrator/staff (PI-s) should review details about the grant writing consulting group, and see which one would best fit their needs. After a competitive bid, ISU’s Procurement Services Office has contracted with five grant writing consulting groups: “Partners”, “Maberry”, “Engineering & Science Editors”, "HKR", and "Grant Writers". This means that anyone at ISU can engage these grant writing consultants without having to go through a competitive bidding process.


  • The PI should speak to the grant writing consultant to discuss project details: scope of project, timeline, cost, etc. If satisfied, and if the PI wishes to engage the consultant, then the PI will email the details of the agreement to their Dean’s Office with the EXHIBIT A form in PDF format.


  • Using EXHIBIT A, the PI must provide PI contact information, funding agency and solicitation (RFP) information, and billing information: (a) department/center, (b) ISU fund account number(s), (c) estimated number of hours, (d) not to exceed (e) beginning date, (f) report date, and (g) PI signature.


  • Upon signature by the college Dean and the grant consultant, the Dean's office will forward Exhibit A to Jeremy Neppl and Asrun Kristmundsdottir in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The OVPR will review EXHIBIT A, and details of agreement. Upon approval, the OVPR will forward to Procurement Services.


  • The grant writing consultant will bill Iowa State University Procurement Services Office. Procurement Services will administer payment using the ISU fund account number provided and approved by the Dean on EXHIBIT A