Grant Writing & Editing Services

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce to grant-seekers that we are now offering grant writing and editing services to all of Boston University’s research community.

All non-BU MED Investigators

Grant writing, editing and formatting services for NIH and other federal applications are provided as part of a CTSI collaboration with Boston Medical Center’s Development Department which enables grant-seekers from across Boston University (outside of BU MED) to access the BMC Foundation Relations and Government Grants. To request one or all of these services, please go here to complete a short form.


Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Proposal Development

The BU MED OPD is pleased to now offer grant writing and editing assistance. Elaine Lee, PhD, has joined the Office of Proposal Development as a Grant Writer. In addition to providing copyediting services for investigators, she will guide new and non-native English-speaking principal investigators in developing and writing grant submissions. She will provide technical assistance in all aspects of the writing process, from conceptualizing specific aims, to developing successful submission strategies, and guiding investigators in building compelling scientific narratives.

Dr. Lee has more than a decade of experience in writing and editing scientific texts for a wide variety of audiences. She comes to the Medical Campus from the Charles River Campus where she served as Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Professor Joyce Wong in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prior to that she worked in the Scientific Publications Department at the Texas Heart Institute editing clinical manuscripts, and was the technical editor for the introductory level textbook Bioengineering Fundamentals (Prentice Hall 2006). An American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellow, Dr. Lee earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Bioengineering from Rice University.

To request one or all of these services, please go here to complete a short form. For questions regarding services, please email Dr. Lee, ellee@bu.edu and Chelsea Rathbun, OPD Director, crathbun@bu.edu. Investigators are met on a first-come, first-served basis as more comprehensive vetting process for supporting faculty and students is established.


We at the CTSI are excited to offer this new and valuable resource and look forward to a long and productive partnerships with both the BMC Development Office and the BU MED Office for Proposal development. If you have any questions regarding these services or the application process please email Helia Morris, hmorris@bu.edu.