Our Mission

The Grant Foundry believes that scientific research is a crucial step in solving almost every problem that faces society today. Scientists contribute to society by curing disease, educating people, and solving environmental and social problems. Great science makes the world a better place!

The Grant Foundry is a program originally created by Morgan Giddings, Ph.D., designed to solve the problem of dwindling public support and excitement for scientific research. Rather than getting tangled in red tape trying to reform bureaucratic federal programs and academia, she decided to maximize her impact by helping others achieve the same level of respect and credibility that she has been grateful to experience. Because she has been so successful in helping others, she wants to help other grant writers learn how to identify the true value of their research and help them communicate that value to the rest of the research community.

If scientists can become better communicators, they will spend less time writing grants, and will spend more time doing the important stuff, like research and public outreach.

Our mission is to ensure the best science is being backed by the most compelling grants, because innovation and breakthroughs will reinvigorate society’s love and support of science.

 

About the Grant Foundry Team

 

 

Morgan Giddings, PhD is a third generation scientist trained in Physics, Computer Science, and various biological sciences. She was a professor at UNC Chapel Hill in Microbiology & Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science until the end of 2010, where she generated over $23M in NIH funding. In 2011, she jumped ship from her tenured job to move to the Wild Wild West, pursuing a research program at Boise State University and focusing on building a business to help other scientists achieve their best.

Stefanie Robel, PhD is the head coach at Marketing Your Science, LLC and an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. She trained in grant writing with Morgan Giddings since 2012.  When she started her tenure-track position in 2016 she hit the ground running bringing in over $6M in funding in her first two years as faculty member. In late 2017, Stefanie joined Morgan’s team of coaches to help other academics hone their grant writing and leadership skills.