Maeve Connolly

Director of Grants and Federal Affairs

Phone: (202) 296-2741 x1026


Maeve is Director of Grants and Federal Affairs in the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, she works with clients to identify, pursue, and secure federal and foundation funding. Maeve works with clients to match institutional and faculty research strengths with timely and relevant funding opportunities that have a greater chance of success. She provides strategic advice and manages all aspects of the application process from concept to final submission. Maeve is constantly in contact with federal agencies and foundations both on behalf of clients and in order to proactively monitor the status of various grant competitions. Particular areas of focus include the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Education (ED), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Prior to serving as Director, Maeve was the Federal Grant and Foundation Research Analyst for the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn. In this capacity, Maeve supported the Higher Education team and its clients through federal and foundation prospecting research and organizing and developing quarterly workshops for higher education clients. Maeve joined McAllister & Quinn as a Higher Education Research Fellow in 2011.

Maeve graduated with a bachelor of arts in journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in Spanish from The University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Maeve is from Atlanta, GA and resides in Washington, DC.