Associate Member

Are you a researcher who possesses a unique blend of outstanding writing, teaching, and public speaking skills? Do you enjoy helping postdocs and faculty members establish or advance their academic research careers, especially during this current era of hypercompetition for grant funds? Do you derive satisfaction from helping others working in diverse areas of research merit their own independent grant funding? Are you looking for new opportunities to apply these attributes? If so, we are interested in speaking with you about becoming a part-time/full-time Associate Member of GWSW’s proposal-development team.


  • A doctoral degree in a health-sciences or STEM field
  • A current or past program of federal grant-supported research
  • Experience with the NSF and NIH extramural grant programs
  • A strong record of peer-reviewed research publication
  • Exceptional ability to teach and speak in public for up to 8 hours in both small-group and large-audience settings (as evidenced by teaching awards, student ratings, and/or recommendations of peers)
  • Excellent critical/analytical writing skills
  • Ability to travel several times monthly
  • Willingness to learn the application process for multiple federal granting agencies
  • Commitment to adopt and teach GWSW’s approach to writing grant applications
  • Ability to work autonomously/independently


  • Prior experience on federal grant review panels/study sections
  • Record of successful mentoring (graduate and/or postdoctoral level)

Benefits for Full-Time Position

  • Ability to work from home office; no relocation required
  • Home-office allowance
  • Central administrative support
  • Compensation equal to or exceeding a traditional academic salary
  • Medical benefits, including dental
  • 401(k) retirement plan (after one year; fully vested after five years of participation)

If you are interested, please send a letter of application and a full curriculum vitae to Debbie Bartholomay at