Kellianne Lauer

Managing Director, Research Universities Practice Leader
  (202) 296-2741 x 1001

Kellianne supports the Research Universities Practice at McAllister & Quinn to strategically address the research development needs of client organizations, enabling growth in their research enterprise. Drawing on experience working directly with multi-disciplinary teams to pursue complex funding opportunities, Kellianne supports and creates services to identify funding opportunities, strengthen relationships with sponsors, build capacity in strategic planning, and use research development best practices to improve an organization’s ability to pursue and win funding for groundbreaking research.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Kellianne worked in the central Research Development Office at Arizona State University (ASU) where she facilitated proposal development for large-scale, convergence research programs across disciplines and federal sponsors. In addition to direct proposal management, Kellianne designed and led training initiatives for research development professionals and principal investigators, adapting industry best practices in capture and proposal management to the unique environment of research development and the federal funding landscape. Kellianne also worked with ASU’s International Development team to strengthen the university’s capacity to pursue, win, and implement international development projects.

Kellianne is certified by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals as a Foundation-level Proposal Manager (CF APMP) and is a trained facilitator. She is a member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). Kellianne is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.


  • Proposal Manager, Arizona State University
  • Regional Program Manager, AFS-USA Inc.
  • Volunteer, United States Peace Corps


  • Research Development
  • Federal Research Funding
  • Proposal Management
  • Training and Facilitation


  • MBA, Arizona State University
  • BA, College of Saint Benedict