As a firm, Assel Grant Services has broad experience in developing grant proposals to the federal government, state governments, corporations, as well as local, state, and national foundations for institutions of higher education. Led by Julie Assel, GPC, the grant writers in the higher education division have over 38 years of combined grant writing experience, as well as over 25 years of higher education experience.

Our team includes experts in a wide range of fields allowing us to apply practical experience and knowledge in multiple disciplines to the grantsmanship needs of our clients. We not only bring the necessary grant knowledge to the table, but also an in-depth understanding of the theoretical framework and updated research within the following fields:

  • Higher education and K-12 partnerships
  • Professional development of in-service teachers
  • Preparation of pre-service teachers
  • Scholarship programs
  • Pilot program and curriculum development
  • Gaming
  • Capacity building
  • Curriculum development
  • Strengthening STEM programming
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health sciences
  • Capital campaigns
  • Community programming
  • Library services
  • Community programming and family engagement
  • Developing pipeline programs
  • Technology enhancement
  • Campus safety
  • Mental and behavioral health

Members of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) / National Grant Management Association (NGMA)

We recognize the value of continuous improvement, networking with other grant professionals, staying current on changing government guidelines, and learning about emerging best practices. As active GPA / NGMA members, our knowledge base of the grant landscape remains cutting edge. In addition to being members of the GPA / NGMA, our staff are presenters at the local, regional, and national levels to other grant writers, grant administrators, and development / advancement personnel. We have also provided informal training one-on-one or in small groups to faculty, academic administrators, and boards of trustees.

Grant Professional Certification (GPC)

One-third of our team has earned the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) – a highly sought-after credential earned through rigorous testing, demonstrated knowledge of grant development and management, ethical practice, professional development, and community service. Newer members to the team are in the process of earning their GPC.

Academic Credentials

Assel Grant Services team members have Bachelor’s degrees in art history, elementary education, social work, electrical engineering, music education, journalism, computer science, and psychology. Additionally, we have Master’s degrees in nonprofit organization administration, business administration, public health, electrical engineering, curriculum and instruction, linguistically diverse education, and an Educational Specialist in administration and leadership. Our diverse backgrounds are ideally suited to the higher education space.

Years of Service

Assel Grant Services has a combined 56 years of service to the grants profession. Specifically, our team has over 38 combined years of working at, or with colleges and universities. We have experience in seeking grant opportunities, working with faculty to develop compelling, award winning proposals, and in successfully administering single- and multi-year grant projects ranging from $1,200 to $10 million. Assel Grant Services understands the challenges that are unique to higher education. We are ready to help your institution develop grant revenue streams to overcome some of these challenges.