Grants Manager, School of Natural Sciences | Shiv Nadar University
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Grants Manager, School of Natural Sciences

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12 Jul 2022
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Job Description 

The University invites applications from highly motivated bright candidates with interests and skills in science administration for working on the position of Grants Manager.

Purpose of the role

Identify opportunities, design and develop strategies to reform the grants administration process at the University. Provide support to faculty members in managing, writing new grant proposals, liaison with granting agencies, and finding new sources of funding. Ensuring compliance, following the grantor's guidelines. Conducting workshops in grants writing and management.

Key Responsibilities

1. Identify new funding opportunities for individuals or group of scientists.

2. Develop strategies that can improve and optimize grant administration processes.

3. Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the University.

4. Identify available grant opportunities, maintain and update the funding database and share the details of new grant options with faculty members.

5. Constant engagement with sponsoring/granting bodies (Government / Private).

6. Maintaining and building relationships with funders and other strategic partners on a local, state, national, and international level.

7. Assist faculty in proposal development and submission, ensuring the sponsoring agency’s requirements.

8. Serve as the main focal point for communications to the sponsoring agencies.

9. Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process.

10. Monitoring fund flow, timely submission of reports, and statement of accounts for extramural grants.

11. Administer grant records and evaluate financial reports to analyze all annual progress and perform reviews on grant expenditure.

12. Coordinate with the program team on selection, institutional capacity development plans, and overall partnership development methodologies.

13. Facilitate collaborations with industry and contract research opportunities.

14. Provide training to the new faculty on grants management and reporting requirements.

15. Prepare financial or budget plans and allocations along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement.

16. Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant-related activities.


PhD in any Science subject with minimum 5 years post-PhD work experience.

Skills & Competencies

  • Project management skills
  • Budgeting and accounting experience including Tally and ERP
  • Knowledge of auditing policies
  • Knowledge of donor agencies
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Professional individual who is well-presented at all times.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work and communicate across a variety of demographics
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to engage, build professional relationships, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to exercise professional Discretion, intelligence, and confidentiality
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks and execute them timely
  • Attention to detail
  • The overall desirable experience between 10 - 15 years’. Experience of working in the academic sector at a University level is preferred.


About Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR

Shiv Nadar University is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-focused, and student-centric University offering a full range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level. The Shiv Nadar University was established in 2011, under the aegis of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic institution started by Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL Enterprises. SNU was envisioned as the pioneer of a Multi-Disciplinary University deeply focused on Research and an interdisciplinary ecosystem. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, the University comprises of academic wings, sophisticated labs, international standard sports facilities, amphitheatres, auditorium, conference rooms and smart classrooms. The University’s goal is to become internationally recognized for the quality of its research and creative endeavours and their applicability to improving quality of life, generating new insights and expanding the boundaries of human knowledge creativity. Committed to excellence in teaching, research and service, the University aims to serve the higher education needs of India and the world beyond.

The University is now into the second decade and has four schools. In just the first decade of its establishment, the university has been recognised as an Institute of Eminence, IOE, by the special committee appointed by the MHRD, Government of India.




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