McAllister & Quinn represents numerous private and public colleges and universities located across the United States. We provide higher education consulting in areas such as federal grants, congressional research funding, foundations, public-private and international partnerships and institution-wide strategic projects. Our team is comprised of professionals with extensive backgrounds in the federal government and higher education.
Our consulting services focus on increasing the external funding opportunities of a college or university with the goal of providing a high return on investment. The return on investment can include a combination of budget relief, budget enhancement, new programs/partnerships, and/or greater institutional efficiencies. Our approach is proven, as annually we garner millions of dollars or create new initiatives for our clients that have a profound effect on the lives of individuals in their communities or across the nation.
As a firm, McAllister & Quinn has developed a reputation for being large enough to provide a full range of consulting services and small enough to give our clients the personalized service that they want and need. Unlike most consultants, we are less focused on memos and meetings, and more focused on tangible results for our clients.
The McAllister & Quinn team possesses extensive relationships and personal contacts at all of the federal agencies that fund institutions of higher education. Our clients go from simply reading agency websites and hoping to understand the specifics of the grant application, to meeting face-to-face with decision-makers and hearing first-hand how to best shape a winning grant application. As part of our service, we also organize quarterly grant writing workshops in Washington. These day-long sessions allow faculty members to work one-on-one with Program Officers to improve approaches to grant applications.
Professional Grant Writing
The McAllister & Quinn grant writing team is comprised of more than 200 experienced professionals who each have specific areas of expertise. Our writers’ backgrounds range from accomplished academics to seasoned professionals – and all have written successful grants throughout their careers.
Government Relations with Congress and Agencies
McAllister & Quinn has an experienced group of government relations experts who have worked at the senior levels of Congress and the Executive Branch. We are a bi-partisan firm that values our strong relationships with Congress. In today’s post-earmark world, we focus on our extensive relationships with agency program officers and our deep, hands-on experience submitting competitive federal grants to help our clients obtain funding for research, programs, equipment, and scholarships.
For larger research universities and other organizations with substantial investments in sponsored research activities, McAllister & Quinn’s Research Universities & Institutions Practice works with public and private research universities, integrated medical research practices, academic medical centers, and other research-intensive organizations to support, expand, and diversify sponsored research activities. Visit the Research Universities & Institutions Practice page here.
University Client Wins $1.2 Million Noyce NSF Grant
McAllister & Quinn worked with a University client to successfully compete for the NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, a prestigious award that will encourage physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in secondary schools…READ MORE
University Receives $700,000 in HRSA Nurse Training Funds
The HRSA Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) grant will help this McAllister & Quinn client support its Doctor of Nursing Practice program…READ MORE