Megan Queen Cantwell, MQC Consulting

Megan Queen Cantwell ​is an independent proposal development and strategic planning consultant who has led and contributed to a range of strategic planning and grantseeking efforts for secondary and postsecondary institutions and nonprofit organizations since 1994. She has delivered proposal development workshops on nearly 100 college and university campuses, including Miami. She has written and edited proposals submitted to the following sponsors and programs:

  • The U.S. Department of Education, including the federal TRIO programs and CCAMPIS through the Office of Postsecondary Education, and the Office of English Language Acquisition's National Professional Development Program
  • NIH’s R15 and R01 mechanisms
  • NSF's EPSCoR program
  • U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • National foundations
Cantwell has extensive experience as a peer reviewer for federal agencies. She served as senior consultant for special initiatives in the AASCU Grants Resource Center for 13 years, holding the roles of editor of GrantWeek, the lead on GRC's external partnership and advocacy activities, and advisor to the executive director on long-range planning activities.