Portrait of Rick Nader

Rick Nader

Principal Consultant, Global Proposal Solutions

Rick has 30 years of experience developing teams and writing proposals to federal, private, and corporate foundations as well as international funding sources. He has helped hundreds of faculty become competitive. Rick has significantly contributed to over $100M in external awards across a broad range of funding agencies: NSF, NIH, DoD, Department of Energy, Department of Education, State Department, Department of Health and Human Services, as well as state, private, and international funding sources.

Rick has been a leader in global research while at Texas A&M University, University of North Texas, and Mississippi State University. He previously served as an East Asia program manager at the Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation. He has also served as PI and Co-PI on NSF, Department of Education, State Department, as well as private funding.

Rick’s experience includes designing and delivering workshops on how to be successful in competing for grants and contracts, what makes for a successful international research or development proposal, understanding the review process, and determining how to assess declined proposals. He has directly helped hundreds of faculty be successful with proposals to federal agencies, private foundations, and foreign funders, through strategies for fundraising, international development, and engaging corporations and foundations.

Rick has a BA in English, a Master’s degree in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.