Grant Science Writer

Scientific Writing, Editing, and Grant Support

Scientific grant writing is challenging for most academic researchers, as the process is perennial and requires balancing research, mentoring, and teaching. This process can be especially difficult for junior investigators who may be less familiar with funding agency requirements and who have less experience writing proposals.

Fortunately, the UConn School of Medicine has a team of Ph.D.-trained scientists with deep writing, editing, and graphics experience to support faculty needs. They work with faculty on scientific grants at any and all stages of the process: outlining, writing, editing, and formatting. They also support the development of manuscripts and other scientific documents.

Dr. Kit Bonin and Dr. Geneva Hargis were trained in molecular biology, biochemistry, and biomedical engineering, and have writing/editing experience across a broad range of disciplines, from public health to psychiatry to computational biology. They are experts in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as in specialty software such as GraphPad Prism and Adobe Illustrator.

Science, funding guidelines, and software are constantly evolving, therefore, Kit and Geneva strive to keep up-to-date on relevant changes to ensure they are a stable resource for faculty. Please reach out to Kit and Geneva directly for support. They are also available to answer questions and for consultation. And, to gain the most benefit from their services, they ask that you please plan ahead and start early.


Phone: 860-679-5120

Christopher "Kit" Bonin, Ph.D.

Geneva Hargis, Ph.D.