“Our R01 project will be awarded. Meg helped us refine this proposal. It is a testimony to the effectiveness of her professional services. It is the second proposal that she has helped me to get funded. I look forward to working with her again on my future NIH submissions.”
–Dr. Yalin Wang, School of Computing, Informatics, Decision Systems and Engineering, Arizona State University (Aug 10, 2017)


“I owe you a big Thank you!!! I really believe that your help is what allowed me the excellent score [on a funded R21]! I have recommended your services further through our Department :)”
– Dr. Trish Simner, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Dec 2, 2016)


“Your Demystifying the 2016 Changes to NIH Grant Submissions was excellently presented and full of logical, useful information. Thank you!”
– Dr. John Ivy, Senior Research Development Officer, Texas A&M University (Dec 18, 2015)


“I thought I was already pretty savvy but Meg has some great short, medium and long-term strategies [in her Best Practices webinar] to increase success rate and build capacity that I found VERY useful! It’s about more than just NIH grant success; there is a faculty development component that I plan to phase-in as well.”
– Dr. Barry Braun, Professor and Department Head, Health and Exercise Sciences, Colorado State University (Dec 15, 2015)


“Thanks for all your help with the K99/R00 grant application! I am certain that without your expertise and guidance, it would not have been funded!”
– Dr. Rodney Joseph, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University (Sept 7, 2015)


“Thank you so much for the incredibly informative seminar yesterday at ASU for NIH grant writing strategies. I feel much more empowered about being able to craft a competitive R01 grant after learning so much strategy and so many techniques yesterday.”
– Dr. Gwyneth Gordon, School of Earth & Space Exploration Faculty, Arizona State University (April 9, 2015)


“Thanks for everything. You have significantly improved my application!”
– Cheng-Ying Ho, Children’s National Medical Center (March 4, 2015)


“Thank you for the fantastic webinar series! I will definitely recommend it to other researchers.”
– Kimberly A. Miller MPH, Kaiser Permanente (March 2, 2015)


“Thanks for a great webinar series. I revised the specific aims for my upcoming submission based on some of the great pointers I picked up in the aims webinar. I have already tweeted about the webinars and will also pass it along via word of mouth.”
– David E. Conroy, Ph.D., Professor, Preventive Medicine, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Center for Behavior and Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (February 28, 2015)


I thoroughly enjoyed your webinar titled [PREPARATION: Key Steps to take Before You Write a Successful NIH Submission]. It was one of the most substantive and thoughtfully organized webinars I have ever experienced. I will certainly recommend your offerings to colleagues.”
– Mary Elizabeth Strunk, Assistant Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Amherst College (February 16, 2015)


“During individual consultations and in a conference workshop, Meg offered practical step-by-step strategies that demystified the NIH grant application process. Our work together enhanced my self-efficacy and has had a profound impact on my career. Already, I have recommended Meg to several of my colleagues and they, too, are thrilled with the results!”
– Dr. Lisa Spanierman, VP Scientific Affairs and Counseling Psychology Faculty, Arizona State University (January 29, 2015)


“The American Heart Association grant was submitted and greatly improved by your feedback. The entire process identified some gaps that need to be filled prior to the R01 and we look forward to working on that with you.”
– Dr. Lisa Troy, Nutrition Faculty, University of Massachusetts Amherst (January 13, 2015)


“Thanks again so much for all your help, we were super happy with the [NIH R01] score and the [reviewers’] comments and it’s in great part because of your edits!”
– Dr. Natasha Lepore, Research Radiology Faculty, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (January 3, 2015)


“I get a kick out of how you phrase your [written] feedback [on my NIH submission]. I feel like we are actually having a conversation, which I really like.”
– Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere, Counseling and Psychology Program Faculty, Georgia State University (November 14, 2014)


“Meg – your edits are fabulous. I can’t thank you enough for fitting [my faculty member] into your busy, busy schedule. Thanks so much again.”
– Dr. Barbara Ainsworth, Associate Director Health Promotion Faculties, Arizona State University (October 9, 2014)


“I just got word that the R21 I submitted was funded first time through – so, thanks for your help on this one!! I have a follow-up R01 to this award that I plan to submit in about 12 months, so would love to get your take on that one as well.”
– Dr. Scott Strath, Interim Director for the Center for Aging and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin (July 28, 2014)


“My office hired Meg to deliver two workshops on preparing successful applications to the National Institutes of Health (one basic level and another more advanced). In the months leading up to the event, Meg was responsive to our requests for information and reciprocated with pertinent questions regarding the attendees. The workshop itself, was comprehensive and incredibly informative. Our faculty and staff members had positive reviews of the experience. Meg provided a personable and professional service and we look forward to working with her in the future.”
– Faye Farmer, Associate Director, Research Strategy Group, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development at Arizona State University (May 2, 2013)


“This is one of the few classes that has made me anxious before each class, but also one of the few that has inspired me to work hard and challenge myself — I believe those two features go hand in hand.”
– Anonymous teacher evaluation from an Honors College student, University of Massachusetts Amherst (December 2012)


“I think the work you did to help me frame the question was extremely effective — it is the first time that the [reviewers’] comments have felt entirely about the science and I haven’t read it and said to myself “but I did say that” or “but I am doing that”.
– Dr. Kate Wolin, Surgery Faculty, Washington University School of Medicine (November 7, 2012)


“Meg is a colleague and former NIH compatriot. She exemplifies talent, hard work and meticulousness through her grantsmanship and critical thinking skills as a successful bench scientist. Meg consistently goes above the proverbial “call of duty” to see a project through to the very end, no matter what. Perhaps most notably, I have been extremely impressed with her keen gift to turn verbal concepts and “data dumps” into exciting prose that reviewers (especially NIH) can resonate with. (Meg would never let this sentence end with a preposition!) The landscape for winning NIH grants is extremely – no ridiculously – competitive these days. Meg understands what it takes to capture the reviewers’ attention in a matter of minutes, drive that impact statement home, win them as an advocate, and prevent your application from sinking to the middle or bottom of the pile. I have learned a lot from Meg and consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her.”
– JoAnne Goodnight, Former Program Coordinator of the entire NIH SBIR/STTR Program; Currently Director of Project Development and Analysis, The Jackson Laboratory. (January 29, 2012)


“I enrolled in Dr. Bouvier’s undergraduate course, “Grant Writing.” It was a fantastic experience that taught me how to organize and present scientific work. She is a great teacher who really cares about her student’s growth and learning both in and outside of the classroom. Thank you for providing me with valuable tools I will use for the rest of my life.”
– Prateek Katti, Undergraduate Researcher, Polymer Science & Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst (December 23, 2011)


“Meg recently completed an External Advisory Board report for my organization. She was easy to work with and very professional. The document provided an accurate summary of the day and captured all the important recommendations made by the board. Best of all, the project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. I was impressed with the high quality of her work and will definitely use her again for future projects.”
– Dr. Nathaniel Hafer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Director of Operations of the Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences (July 29, 2011)


“Meg has provided expert editing/writing services assisting me with several NIH grant applications. She has an extraordinary ability to take my technical content and make it ‘sellable’ to grant reviewers. She has worked with me on 3 grant proposals. All three were funded! Her assistance has been unbelievably helpful and my recent track record in funding success speaks for itself in terms of her valuable contributions to enhancing the quality of my grant proposals. She has been terrific.”
– Dr. Patty Freedson, Chair Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts (January 27, 2011)