About Us

Mission: WISSEN creates cultures of grant readiness and supports stakeholders in their efforts to secure funding for vital programs.
What We Do: We help clients (individual organizations and consortia) define fundable grant projects; match projects to funders; and write grant applications. We offer both a one-off project model and a subscription model. The latter offers grants training; assessment of fundable projects; matching projects to funders; and grant writing services.
How We Do It: WISSEN approaches each project with flexibility of mind, interdisciplinary experience, highly honed research skills, excellence in writing (i.e., published authors), and streamlined project management. We bring a team of 7 staff to federal grants: writers, reviewers, subject matter specialists, and copy editors.
Recent Wins in Workforce Development
$23.5 million EDA Good Jobs Challenge (healthcare, childcare, clean energy) – City of Boston
$6 million Dept of Labor Nursing Expansion grant (nursing education) – MGH
$3 million Dept of Labor Apprenticeships Building America (construction, hospitality) – Boston
$2 million EDA Economic Assistance Adjustment (medical equipment) –MassBay CC

Wins for Higher Ed (Selected):
Dept of Education Title III $2.2 million – U Maine Farmington
Dept of Education Childcare on Campus Means Parents in School – Bunker Hill CC
NSF Improving Undergraduate Education $799,000 – MassBay CC
NSF IOP and Research at Undergraduate Institutions $500,000 – U Maine Farmington
NSF Building Engineering Pathways $300,000 – UCal Davis
NEH Public Humanities $200,000 – U Mai