Consultative Services

The Provost’s Office provides Jefferson faculty members with Grant Editorial Services that can improve the quality of their grant submissions. For input on the science components of a grant please see the “Internal Grant Mentoring Program” below. Applications will be edited on a “first come, first serve” basis. For full editorial services to be provided grants should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the internal submission deadline. To contact the Grants Editorial office please call 215-503-5284.

Editorial grant review includes attention to the following details:

Language and grammar
  • Correct errors of grammar and punctuation
  • Ensure proper sentence structure (syntax) and appropriate word choice
Attention to detail
  • Correct formatting errors (e.g., spacing, font)
  • Correct spelling and typographical errors
Consistency in terminology and style
  • Ensure strict attention to specific subject-area conventions
  • Ensure the proper use of abbreviations, capitalization, and subject headings
  • Identify inconsistencies in text
  • Suggest changes for unclear sections and/or the need for substantial revisions
Overall organization, transition, and logical flow
  • Ensure that sentences and paragraphs logically lead into one another and that the text forms a coherent “whole”
  • Ensure that paragraphs are organized appropriately
  • Suggestions for re-organization of the text
  • Suggestions that may help make a grant an easier read for reviewers

Welcome to TJU-GrantSuccess Program. The Provost’s Office has generated this new program to support TJU’s NIH and DoD grant submissions by providing a mechanism of grant review prior to grant submission. Importantly, this optional service is fully funded by the Provost’s office and provided to TJU faculty free of charge.

The goals of GrantSuccess:

  1. Enable strategic planning and preparation of an:
    * 01- RO1/U01 or similar (> $250,000) NIH, DoD, or NSF grants.  (similar large extramural grants will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  2. Provide feedback, through a formal review/presentation process, on grant 3-4 weeks prior to grant due date

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us at

For more program information: 

Request for Participation form, please click here.  

Via the Division of Biostatistics in SKMC's Department of Pharmacology, who offers advice on study design or analysis direction, or guidance on appropriate analytic methods, the division offers courtesy consultations to Jefferson researchers.  

More extensive consultations such as study design, protocol development, and data analysis is provided on a time-available basis. Learn more on their site.