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As a freelance grant writer, Carol Rainey has the experience and track record to help almost any type of client to submit winning proposals. Her expertise includes the arts, medicine, scientific research, and business proposals. She works collaboratively with her clients, who are the content experts, manages the project and keeps the team on schedule. Her winning record attests to well-crafted proposals that are clear, logical and innovative, and responsive to the Request for Proposals.

Summary of GRANTS and AWARDS Received


  • Grant awards totaling over $16.8 M from the National Institutes of Health, New York State Department of Health, New York City, and various arts and humanities Foundations.

  • National Institutes of Health —19 grant awards, totaling over $12 million. Fifteen of those were to fund film/video and multimedia projects.

  • International Film/Video Festival of New York— Gold Award, Professional Education

  • Montreal International Festival of Film and Video Award

  • Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities, Production Grant

  • National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Film and Video

  • Massachusetts Foundation on Humanities & Public Policy, Development Grant


Grant Writer
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital & St. Barnabas Hospital, New York, NY – 2005 to 2009


  • Brought in over $9.5 million in research and medical service grant awards over a 4 year period;
  • Primary writer/project manager for the teaching hospital of Columbia University and Cornell Medical Schools. NY-Presbyterian is ranked #6 in nation, according to US News and World Report;
  • Sole writer of HEAL-NY Phase 1 grant for health information technology at St. Barnabas; awarded $1.7 M by State Department of Health.
  • Developed award-winning grant proposals by managing teams of physicians, researchers, nurses, and administrators; worked collaboratively and kept team on schedule.
  • Delivered well-crafted proposals that were clear, logical and responsive to the RFP, while also highlighting the project’s innovative approach to improved outcomes in quality and patient safety.
  • Experienced writer in such fields as health information technology, school-based clinics, asthma, disparities in healthcare in minority communities, diabetes, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, emergency preparedness, obesity, Burn Centers, child maltreatment, domestic violence, the medical home model of primary care, among others.
  • Managed projects from service grants to NIH research to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIRs); city, state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations.


Proposal Writer/Producer of Medical Multimedia
Multiple Production Companies and Other Corporations

  • Created grant writing division within a NYC commercial television production/scientific visualization company.
  • Created/managed department within New England Research Institutes (NERI) to develop multimedia educational projects. Co-wrote major NIH proposals with research scientists.
  • Wrote 22 project grants to National Institutes of Health for documentary projects at NERI. Awarded 15.
  • Brought in $6 million in NIH grant funding for video and multimedia projects over a three-year period at NERI.
  • Wrote and/or produced 15 documentaries, dramatic, and educational videos. Developed web site/CD-ROMs;
  • Hired and supervised staff of producers and marketing manager.
  • Developed marketing/distribution strategies for new products.
  • Negotiated corporate sponsorship for programs.
  • Secured distribution for programs through home video, cable, and broadcast television.
  • Most of my films have won multiple awards; one was a NOVA co-production; most were broadcast.
  • Wrote/produced documentary and dramatic videotapes for promotion and training.
  • Wrote proposals, budgets, and sold well-packaged concepts to major corporate clients (The American Management Assoc., Reebok, Digital Equipment Corp., The Computer Museum).
  • Sold and produced 3-D computer animation/graphics packages to TV stations nationwide.
  • Won Gold Award for Professional Education, 1992 International Film/Television Festival of New York.
  • Produced American Management Association’s top-selling “Partnership in the Workplace” series.
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