Jane Colwell

Freelance Grant Writer & Proposal Writer

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Jane Colwell, PhD.
98 Hearn Avenue, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 5Y5

A professional with demonstrated excellence as a Senior Research Administrator, Grants Facilitator, Special Project Manager and Researcher. Proactive and adaptive to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Experience in the academic, cultural and international sectors.

Experience 2008 - 2012
Manager Strategic Programs & Infrastructure Grants, University of Guelph

• Responsible for institutional submissions to Canada Foundation for Innovation and for MRI/MEDI / Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation/ Ministry of Research and Innovation
• Institutional reporting to funding bodies
• Coordination and crafting of submissions to Research Excellence, Early Researcher and Infrastructure programs at MRI (now MEDI)
• Coordination and crafting of submissions to the Leader’s Opportunity Fund, Leading Edge and New Initiatives Funds from CFI
• Preparation of CFI Outcome Measurement Report for University of Guelph
• Other responsibilities as assigned by VP Research and Associate VP Research

2007 - 2008
Managing Director Cultural Support Services
Independent Grants Facilitation, University of Waterloo
• Worked with faculty members at the University of Waterloo on their submissions to SSHRC, including standard research grants, various strategic grants and coordination of research team submissions
• Consultant to individuals and organizations in public and private sector
• Collaborated with Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CBET) Chair on successful submission to SSHRC Knowledge Cluster program, and American Linkages Grant for “Knowledge Into Opportunities” International Roundtable
2006-2007 (1 year maternity leave contract)
Grants Coordinator Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts and Culture
Research Office, University of Waterloo
Responsible for administration of pre and post award research grants from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), Canada Council, federal and provincial government programs, and internal granting programs in the arts, social sciences and humanities
• Facilitation of grant applications and development of funding strategies
• Liaison with Federal and Provincial government agencies and private foundations
• Coordination of UW/SSHRC Grants Committee and policy implementation
• UW/SSHRC Seed and Travel Grant Administration
• Interaction with Deans and Associate Deans Research on policies and procedures

1986 – 2006
Director - Colwell Arts Management

Founder and chief administrator of artists management firm specializing in classical vocal and instrumental soloists.
• Contract administration with venues, presenters and sponsors.
• Project planning and budgeting, individual career development strategies, marketing materials development and contract negotiation.
• Grant administration, monitoring of deliverables, eligibility and reporting
• Successful public and private fundraising activities for tours, management initiatives, recordings, and individual career development activities.
• Evaluation and Modification to internal programs and funding strategies

1993 – 2003
National Coordinator – Piano Six

Design and implementation of special project touring classical pianists and instrumental soloists to small towns throughout Canada. Coordination of over 200 concerts, master classes and educational performances annually.
• Liaison with government agencies, the public, performing artists, and community presenters.
• Fundraising with national and provincial government departments, private foundations (Outreach Grant and startup funds Ontario Arts Council, Outreach Grants. Recording Grants and Canada Council.
• Evaluation and Modification of touring objectives and post-tour evaluation
• Financial planning, fundraising and reporting
1986 - 1991
Wilfrid Laurier University

Executive Assistant to Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Research

Grant administration and communication of policies and research procedures.
• Facilitation of grant submissions
• Coordination of ethics committee and approvals
• Projects as directed by the Dean or Vice-President
• Preparation of Research Office reports for Senior Executive

Executive Assistant to VP Planning, Finance and Information Services

Assisted with the research and reporting for the development of the Ten-Year Plan for Wilfrid Laurier University.

• Coordinated and conducted strategic plan consultations
• Gathering and analysis of statistics
• Compilation of departmental budget summaries

Independent Research Consultant – Research Office (WLU)
Independent Consultant - Centre for Social Welfare Studies (WLU)
Independent Grants Facilitator – University of Waterloo - ES

Provision of research grant services to associated faculty members, and preparation of institutional submissions for designated Research Centres.
• Liaison with SSHRC, MRC, NSERC and other granting bodies; facilitated the development of research strategies, grant applications and research
• Assisted Social Work Faculty with the design and development of research projects, grant applications, editing of journal and conference articles, and assistance with development of research strategies

1982 - 1985
Secretary Manager - Canadian Goat Society

Coordination of National Competitions, Responsible for National Dairy Herd ROP and Canadian National Livestock Registration.
• Served as Executive Assistant to Board of Directors and responsible for ongoing activities and liaison with membership, press and public.
• Design, production and distribution of society journal, production of annual yearbook and membership newsletters.

1977 - 1978
International Goodwill Ambassador - Rotary International

A full-fellowship year in Australia to undertake graduate studies. Awarded to individuals with superior academic skills and personal traits and communication skills to serve as an Ambassador for their sponsoring country.
• Extensive public-speaking engagements at Rotary Clubs throughout Australia
• Resident at International House, University of Queensland
• Completion of Master’s Degree (MHMS)

1974 - 1976
Olympic Organizing Committee COJO Kingston
Director of Press Centre (1976)

Responsible for design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the Olympic Press Centre – Yachting
• Development and implementation of procedures and protocols for international press, support personnel, television crews, national team coordinators
• Hiring and training of Press Centre Staff including special services and hospitality, international VIP protocols, press support services
• Responsible for al Press Services, Information packages and Press Releases,
• Liaison with International Press. National Committee Members.

Assistant to Vice President of Information, Hosting and Special Services. Olympic Organizing Committee (COJO Kingston) (1975)
Public Relations and Information Officer (1974)
• Production of informational brochures, press releases and bulletins.
• Presentations to team officials and public.
• Liaison with organizing committee members and other public relations functions for Olympic Games.
• Promotional activities at lnternational Trade Shows and Congresses
Teaching Experience 1988 - 1991
Wilfrid Laurier University Part-time Faculty

• Graduate course in Research Design and Analysis for Masters Students in Faculty of Social Work
• Undergraduate courses in Biodynamic aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, Socio-cultural aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, and Health Issues

University of Western Ontario (now Department of Kinesiology)
SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships (1982; 1983)

• Extended Doctoral Research – extended predictive model to Third World Nations
• Undergraduate courses in Sociology of Sport and History of Sport
• Committee Member for Masters Student Research (3)
• External Reviewer for Masters Thesis (2)
University of Waterloo (Human Kinetics and Leisure Studies)
During Doctoral Studies

• Sessional Instructor - Undergraduate course - History of Sport

Volunteer Positions International Representative, International Arts Manager Association
National Representative to United Nations Panel on Culture
Advisory Council Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council
Peer Review Committee, Ontario Arts Council
Puppy Raiser, National Service Dogs

Education Senior Research Administrators Certificate
Society of Research Administrators Webinar series (SRA)

University of Waterloo, Canada
Faculty of Human Kinetics and Leisure Studies
Ph. D - Doctoral degree Kinesiology (1981)
Dissertation research was an international cross-cultural comparative study.
Socio-cultural Determinants of International Sporting Success

University of Queensland, Australia
MHMS - Masters of Human Movement Studies (1980)
Masters thesis, Socio-cultural Historical Comparative Study
The British Sporting Heritage in Colonial Australia and Canada

University of Western Ontario, Canada
Faculty of Physical Education Honors BA (1974)

Academic Distinctions Young Scholar of the Year, Awarded by World Congress of Sociology (1982)
SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships, University of Western Ontario (1982, 1983)
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (1979, 1980, 1981)
Dean’s Honor List, University of Waterloo, Doctoral Program (1980)
Rotary International Goodwill Ambassador Graduate Fellowship, Masters (1977)

Membership Society of Research Administrators (SRA)
National Council University Research Administrators (NCURA)
International Association of Artists Managers (IAMA)
North American Performing Arts Managers Association (NAPAMA)
International Committee of Sport Sociology
CAURA Canadian University Research Association
Multiple cultural organizations and discipline specific associations

Senior administrative experience in cultural, sports and academic sectors
Proven organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills
Proven leadership skills and supervision of staff
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Public relations and promotional facility
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Research; Statistical Analysis; Evaluation Reporting
Experienced fundraiser for Piano Six Project and Colwell Arts Management
International project coordination
Susanne O’Hara, Scientific Operations Manager
G360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research
Geosyntec Consultants
Senior Hydrogeologist

Jan Sargeant, Director CPHAZ
Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 x54076

Dr Glen Van der Kraak, Associate Dean Research
College of Biological Sciences
University of Guelph
Interests Travel, music, theatre, ballroom dance, gardening, horseback riding, sailing
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Proposal Writing